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A true advocate for nuclear energy

As one of the first women to graduate Iowa State with an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering, Margaret Harding finds herself at the heart of the nuclear industry over 30 years later. Routinely receiving acclamation for her outstanding work, she continues to push forward in hopes of igniting a brighter future for the field. Finding …Continue reading “A true advocate for nuclear energy”

Harding recognized by American Nuclear Society

Margaret Harding received a Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for her contributions to the society during the incident in Fukushima, Japan, ANS President Eric P. Loewen, PhD, announced last week. In discussing the presentation of the Citation, Loewen said, “Harding worked tirelessly during the crisis in order to help the society dispel …Continue reading “Harding recognized by American Nuclear Society”

Nuclear energy industry continues on

It has been four months since a massive earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in what is being called the second largest nuclear accident in history. The complex nature of nuclear energy and concerns of radiation exposure have left people across the world fearful of the power source, some even …Continue reading “Nuclear energy industry continues on”

Harding to appear on the Discovery Channel

Margaret Harding (NucE’81) will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s show “Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis.” The show will run April 28, at 10:00 p.m.; April 29, at 1:00 a.m.; and May 11, at 11:00 a.m. The program will provide a comprehensive timeline of the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi, …Continue reading “Harding to appear on the Discovery Channel”

Harding’s lecture on the Fukushima nuclear power plant is online

On March 30, 2011, Margaret Harding, a member of Iowa State’s Engineering College Industrial Advisory Council, presented her lecture “Fukushima: Timeline, Facts, and Implications for Nuclear Power.” Click here to watch the lecture. Harding has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, spending many of those years as the vice president of engineering …Continue reading “Harding’s lecture on the Fukushima nuclear power plant is online”

Time to listen

For all the incredible work that engineers perform each day to make our lives better, it seems that we often don’t hear much about them unless we’re faced head-on with a crisis. We hear of “scientific discoveries” and “engineering disasters.”  The general public’s knowledge of what engineers do is limited. We just know that our …Continue reading “Time to listen”