The Future of Nuclear Power in an Evolving World

Emma Redfoot was the featured speaker at our chapter meeting on Oct 13, 2021. 

 

In this talk, Emma discusses the background of distributed power using nuclear microreactors. Emphasizing the scalability and flexibility of nuclear power, particularly with renewable energy sources, and the geographic and economic motivations surrounding future energy demands, Emma explains why nuclear power must be a part of our energy future.

About the speaker:  Emma is currently a reactor engineer for Oklo, a startup focused on designing and building fission reactors to empower people while mitigating climate change. Emma has a BA in environmental studies from Lewis and Clark College and an MS in nuclear engineering from the University of Idaho. Growing up in Montana, the beautiful setting inspired Emma’s passion for spending time in nature and sparked her concern for the environment.