Energy Shift

What Will It Take to Make Nuclear Energy Work?

Published October 9, 2014 BY CELESTE LECOMPTE It was the winter of “Snowmaggedon” in Boston, and MIT grad students Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie had just passed their qualifying exams in nuclear engineering. Suddenly, after months of nonstop test-prep work, they had the luxury of time. “We said, we’re no longer studying 16 hours a