Kelsey Amundson

Kelsey is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison studying nuclear engineering and earning certificates in nuclear materials and mathematics. For the past few years she has worked in the Engineering Physics Materials Group (EPMG) at UW-Madison under the direction of Dr. Kumar Sridharan. Within the EPMG Kelsey currently works in the Ion Beam Lab assisting with irradiation testing. Previously, Kelsey has been involved in the following projects: stress corrosion cracking of stainless steels for dry cask canisters, electrophoretic deposition coatings for fuel claddings, and emissivity of fuel claddings. In addition to undergraduate research, she had an internship at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in the core materials engineering group.

Kelsey is actively involved in her ANS student section, by holding multiple executive board positions including: Governor, Communications Officer, Public Information Officer, and has recently been elected as President for the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition, she is helping plan the 2016 ANS Student Conference by chairing the Hospitality Sub-Committee. Recently, Kelsey has become more involved in the Student Sections Committee by joining the Categorization Committee.

Outside of academics, Kelsey enjoys reading, hiking, and ultimate frisbee.