My friend Suzy Hobbs over at PopAtomic Studios has posted an important story of personal discovery and patient teaching in a blog titled The Beginning of My Nuclear Education. In her high school biology class, she was taught that nuclear energy and radiation was something to be terribly worried about. She went home and confronted her father, a career nuclear engineer, and asked him about all of the terrible things that he must be doing at work. She even told her dad that she was disappointed with his choice of a career. (My older daughter and I once had a similar conversation after a high school science class.)
Her dad’s response was patient teaching, touring and experimentation. Please, go and read Suzy’s story to find out what she learned, how she learned it and why she has decided that her current mission is to be a nuclear educator.