Alumni Stories

Kevin
Mattern

Nuclear Engineer US Department of Energy

MEng. 2014

Job title: 
Nuclear Engineer
US Department of Energy
Degree Program: 
MEng.
Year Graduated: 
2014
Previous Education: 
B.S. Math/Physics, Wake Forest University; M.S. Physics, Washington State University; MBA, St. Louis University
Background Information: 

I am originally from New York, but have also lived in all over the USA in North Carolina, Washington, Missouri, Texas, and the District of Columbia. I started my career at a university research lab, transitioned to the US Army, then to the nuclear industry and the government at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and am currently pursuing my passionate interest in energy at the US Department of Energy. My outside interests include running, biking, hiking, rock climbing, golf, tennis, reading and traveling. My wife Corinne and I will celebrate our one year anniversary by running an 8K road race together.

Why Maryland: 
A degree from UMD offers convenience, flexibility, and relevance at a premiere university with a highly regarded engineering program. The courses are taught by professors with hands on real world experience as well as renowned academic credentials. The format is perfect for mid-career professionals seeking to improve their knowledge in a specific discipline and/or to gain necessary credentials to move higher in any organization. The schedule enables the student to have a reasonable balance between work, school and family priorities while pursuing career advancement.

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