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Electrical engineering alumnus Kevin Klem ’80 and mentorship

January 18, 2022

Kevin Klum
Kevin Klum

Electrical engineering alumnus Kevin Klem ’80, a participant in the Meliora Collective Mentorship Program, is an example of the wonderful mentors who draw on their own experiences to provide our Hajim students with invaluable career advice. Just ask Charles Pan ’22 of mechanical engineering and Rose McDonogh ’21 of electrical and computer engineering, now pursuing her master’s degree here. Both have benefited from Kevin’s insights.

Kevin has more than 40 years of industry experience, working for Hughes Aircraft, Raytheon, and most recently Ball Aerospace and Technologies. He has worked on a team that engineered sensors and electronics for missiles as well as infrared sensor systems for A-6 fighter planes and on satellite ground station hardware and software for NASA’s Earth Observing System.

Kevin vividly remembers how people at Hughes Aircraft Company mentored him in his early years. Because of this, he wanted to play the same kind of role for the next generation of engineers. Hence his help in recruiting University students to Raytheon and Ball Aerospace for jobs and internships and serving as a mentor for Meliora Collective.

I urge alumni and parents interested in serving as mentors–and students interested in being mentored–to please register by January 27 for the next three-month cycle. Learn more here.

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