“Humans of Sacred Heart” – Emma Rose Connolly ’21

How and why did you become interested in nuclear engineering?

“I first became interested in nuclear engineering when sitting down with Dr. Castle to discuss what my major should be for college.  She told me about International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), which is an international organization creating the largest nuclear fusion device in the world.  After this, I began researching everything related to nuclear fusion and realized that I wanted to help make fusion energy, an almost inexhaustible source of energy, possible in our world.”

Why did you choose to survey Sacred Heart network students?

“I chose to survey Sacred Heart network students as a way to increase the opinions and demographics of my survey.  I also thought that this would be yet another way to have every student feel connected in the network.”

What do you hope to achieve through your research initiative?

“Through my research, I hope to demonstrate the necessity for students to learn more about nuclear energy, specifically fusion energy, both inside and outside of the classroom.  It is highly possible that this could be the source of energy the majority of us use in the future, so I believe that it is vital for the public to be well-informed about it.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks senior Emma Rose Connolly ’21 for her contributions to “Humans of Sacred Heart.”