Margaret Harding spent much of her 30-year career at GE Nuclear Energy, most recently serving as vice president, engineering quality, the news release said. She now heads her own firm, 4 Factor Consulting, and advises clients on a wide variety of opportunities and issues related to nuclear plants, including design and licensing, economic evaluations, and quality programs.
Harding was called upon by many U.S. media outlets to help their audiences understand the implications after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 severely damaged Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. She also created and teaches a course for engineering students at her alma mater, Iowa State University, that sets the nuclear industry in context of politics, economics, society, and technology. Harding received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University.