Boise State University will host “Idaho’s Role in Nuclear: Clean Energy Powered by the Next Generation,” an event where globally recognized leaders in nuclear energy will discuss benefits and challenges related to nuclear energy production and its role in supplying clean energy for a growing world.
The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 in the Stueckle Sky Center.
The free conference will feature noted next-generation nuclear scientist Leslie Dewan. Dewan was named one of Time Magazine’s “30 People Under 30 Changing the World” and Forbes’ “30 Under 30 in Energy." She is the co-founder and CEO of Transatomic.
The conference will also include a panel discussion that involves John Kotek, assistant director of nuclear energy for the U.S. Department of Energy; Mark Peters, laboratory director for the Idaho National Laboratory; and Mark Rudin, vice president for research at Boise State University. The panel will focus on the benefits and concerns of nuclear power.