06/20/2014

At Reed College, Nuclear Education That’s Really ‘Hands-On’

12:03 minutes

Reed College in Portland, Oregon, is home to the only nuclear reactor in the world run primarily by undergraduates. SciFri producers got a tour of Reed’s “swimming pool” reactor from undergraduate reactor operator Ilana Novakoski, who also joined Ira onstage in Portland to explain what’s behind the Reed Reactor’s blue glow.

Segment Guests

Ilana Novakoski

Ilana Novakoski is student and reactor operator at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.