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
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
Public debate and bureaucracy are bogging down the development of nuclear energy and putting the United States at a disadvantage compared with other countries, an Iowa State University professor and nuclear energy expert says. IMSE Professor Carolyn Heising was practically raised at the knee of the development of the nuclear U.S. Navy. Her father was … Continue reading Heising remains a supporter of nuclear energy
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
Margaret Harding (BSNucE’81) appeared on FOX NEWS on March 14, 2011, to speak about the nuclear reactor situation in Japan. Watch the video. Harding also answered CNN’s five OFF-SET questions about nuclear safety.
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
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