Deanna Csomo McCool | June 22, 2020
Nirupama Sensharma, who plans to graduate in 2021 with her doctoral degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame, is passionate about nuclear science and wants to make sure the public understands the benefits of deriving energy from nuclear power.
Her message: Be not afraid.
Her new startup, thebetterenergy.net, aims to dispel myths about nuclear energy to prevent undue resistance from residents when a company wants to build a new reactor that will provide electricity.
“In the United States, specifically, getting electricity from nuclear power is very expensive and has a huge capital cost,” she said. “It would take less time if we were able to get people to understand more about nuclear power, and then more would be willing to invest in these programs.”
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