- mark reed
- Nuclear Engineer
mark reed received his s.b. degree in physics as well as his s.b. and s.m. degrees in nuclear science and engineering at mit, where he is currently pursuing a ph.d. in nuclear science and engineering. mark has performed reactor modeling at terrapower and risk assessment for the yucca mountain nuclear waste repository at the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. in his pre-nuclear life, he was an engineering project management intern for the iphone 3g at apple and a research assistant at the princeton university department of astrophysical sciences. he was a member of the 2011 nuclear engineering student delegation. he helped manage the mit nse nuclear information hub, which received over one million hits within one week following the march 2011 nuclear crisis in japan. mark writes, "the six fortnight essays on the history of nuclear technology served to ground and solidify my vision for nuclear energy - where it's been, and where i'd like to see it go. i have been able to use themes from my fortnight essays in various pursuits during the past several months. i wrote a proposal for mit to host the 2013 american nuclear society (ans) student conference with the theme "public image of the nuclear engineer". the proposal was successful in large part due to my articulation of why public image matters and why the millennial generation should care about nuclear energy. i gave a presentation on my fortnight essays at the 2012 ans student conference. i won a "best presentation" award, and an elected official who was in the room asked me to be his speechwriter. he gave my first speech at the national academy of sciences in washington, d.c. in may 2012 and will give my second in orlando, fl in july 2012. not only did fortnight serve to cement my vision for nuclear energy, but it also opened doors that will allow me to pursue and advocate for that vision."