Alicen Kandt
Alicen Kandt
Senior Mechanical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Alicen Kandt is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the Integrated Applications Center (IAC). Alicen provides assistance in assessing technical and economic potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities as well as providing technical support of projects. She also maintains and improves spreadsheet screening tools and teaches workshops detailing how to use screening and design tools for renewable technologies. Alicen holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound.

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  • Emily

    Added Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    I am currently a freshman in college and am pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. However, I am interested in petroleum engineering, but not many colleges offer that program. So I was wondering if it is possible to get a petroleum engineering job with a degree in mechanical engineering or what field would you recommend going into to get a petroleum engineering job?
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    Alicen Kandt, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Answered Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:36 PM
    I think that mechanical engineering is the most broad of the engineering disciplines; it provides a great foundation for most any type of engineering work. I would think you could enter into petroleum engineering with a mechanical engineering degree, ...
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