Recycling nuclear waste makes sense for energy future

Carolyn Heising, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, discusses the benefits of recycling used fuel from power reactors, and why it’s a good idea for our country to consider in a guest column in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. One of the arguments against recycling the waste is a risk of plutonium being more accessible. … Continue reading Recycling nuclear waste makes sense for energy future

Iowa State’s American Nuclear Society stresses nuclear energy’s positives

Iowa State’s American Nuclear Society strives to advocate the potential of nuclear energy, bringing in various guest speakers to their meetings and taking trips to nuclear power plants. The group was recognized last semester as an active student organization, introducing the nuclear engineering minor into the Iowa State curriculum. Leaders of the group, including its … Continue reading Iowa State’s American Nuclear Society stresses nuclear energy’s positives

Guest column: New nuclear plants power economy, too

Carolyn Heising, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering , wrote a guest column for The Des Moines Register about the power of nuclear plants and clean energy.  The column was originally printed on February 4, 2010. What the administration does about loan guarantees for building new nuclear power plants in the … Continue reading Guest column: New nuclear plants power economy, too