Chat with ME – Margaret Harding

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Location: 2004 Black Engineering Building

The “Chat with a Mechanical Engineer” series is proud to announce that its first event will feature Margaret Harding, president of 4 Factor Consulting, LLC. She is an engineering and business leader with a broad background in nuclear technology, regulatory compliance and sound business prac-tices. With almost 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, she has outstanding problem solving skills with a proven track record of delivery. Her strong written and verbal communications abilities coupled with excellent coaching and interpersonal skills make her a formidable ally in the nuclear industry.

Margaret has a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State. She currently is on the technical advisory board for WizNucleus, a start-up company working cyber-security for the nuclear industry. In ad-dition, she serves on the Industrial Advisory Council for Iowa State University Engineering College and as vice-president of the board of the local chapter of Girls, Inc.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.


The “Chat with ME” series is part of WiME’s goals to provide students with women role models in engineering and academic professionals thereby helping to develop and sustain a network of professional colleagues. It provides a face-to-face with a successful mechanical engineer in a very informal setting. Opportunity to ask questions (inspirations, approaches, challenges faced,) regarding: 

  • Managing a productive academic career. 
  • Understanding the formal (and informal/implicit) values, rules and operating procedures in mechanical engineering practice. 
  • Experiences; work/home balance