First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Tyler HeinzFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

A World of Nuclear Power

Mentor/s

Jennifer McLaughlin and Mary Ignagni

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Nuclear energy has grown into an integral part of our lives, unknowingly to countless people across the globe. Nuclear reactors power up to 1/5 of the energy demand in the United States (Nuclear Explained), and citizens of the US often are uninformed of this statistic. There has long been a social stigma to move away from nuclear power because of past meltdown incidents and its association with nuclear war, yet it is far safer than society generally thinks. Nuclear energy has the capacity to produce more energy with more efficiency, than many other alternative energy solutions, and does not produce any carbon based emissions, or greenhouse gases, a rising concern among the public in many world nations. The world is in an energy crisis right now, and developed countries are trying to take action to combat things like climate change and limit greenhouse gas emissions across the board by moving away from the use of fossil fuels. Not only does nuclear power offer more efficient and reliable power production than any other method of energy production, an increase in nuclear plants will help clean the air and also provide countless jobs to the workforce. With the rising prevalence of global warming in our world and a push for more green energy solutions in society, nuclear energy should be on the forefront of our minds because of its safety, reliable and efficient power output, and most importantly the environmental benefits it poses.

College and Major available

Biology

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-F, McLaughlin and Ignagni

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Tyler Heinz, Biology major, Chemistry and Honors minor, Honors student, graduation 2021.

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A World of Nuclear Power

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Nuclear energy has grown into an integral part of our lives, unknowingly to countless people across the globe. Nuclear reactors power up to 1/5 of the energy demand in the United States (Nuclear Explained), and citizens of the US often are uninformed of this statistic. There has long been a social stigma to move away from nuclear power because of past meltdown incidents and its association with nuclear war, yet it is far safer than society generally thinks. Nuclear energy has the capacity to produce more energy with more efficiency, than many other alternative energy solutions, and does not produce any carbon based emissions, or greenhouse gases, a rising concern among the public in many world nations. The world is in an energy crisis right now, and developed countries are trying to take action to combat things like climate change and limit greenhouse gas emissions across the board by moving away from the use of fossil fuels. Not only does nuclear power offer more efficient and reliable power production than any other method of energy production, an increase in nuclear plants will help clean the air and also provide countless jobs to the workforce. With the rising prevalence of global warming in our world and a push for more green energy solutions in society, nuclear energy should be on the forefront of our minds because of its safety, reliable and efficient power output, and most importantly the environmental benefits it poses.

 

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