It is always a pleasure to discover another blogger who is writing about nuclear energy from a perspective of knowledge and sound research. I have recently begun reading a new blog titled Go4Nuclear’s Blog. It is being produced by a nuclear engineering student from the University of California at Berkeley. Here is an excerpt from her introductory post published on January 22, 2010:
As a junior at the University of California Berkeley, I’m confronted daily by the, shall we say, “unique” culture that this city has. On occasion, I like to stroll through Sproul Plaza and listen to spiels about what’s wrong with society and today’s youth. Admittedly, most of what I hear just rolls off my back as I move on to whatever class I’m late for, but I always have to stop and soak it in when I find someone ranting about the nuclear engineering research that is taking place at UC Berkeley.
Now you might be thinking that this would dissuade me from a career in nuclear, especially given my unyielding love for the quirky, liberal atmosphere that is Berkeley. On the contrary, I have more opportunities than most to talk about what I want to do and defend my chosen branch of engineering, and who doesn’t like talking about their passions?
I also enjoyed reading her rebuttal to a post that she found on a Greenpeace blog. You can read it at Nuclear Reaction, Indeed. Go over and say hi. Provide encouragement; most of us know how many other things college students could be doing with their time. They need some reassurance that blogging about what they are learning in their nuclear engineering classes is worth a place on the list of things to do.