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Andrew Mattioda is an ECU Alum. He graduated from ECU in May '89 with a double major in Chemistry and Mathematics.
Student Success Quotes
"When I was trying to figure out where to go to college, my mom gave me some sage advice, she said "It's not where you go, it's what you learn."
I didn't appreciate the full extent of her advice until I became a Space Scientist for NASA. In my research field, I work with people from all academic backgrounds. This includes the big named U.S. universities as well as the top universities throughout the world. It has been through these interactions that I have come to appreciate the solid math and chemistry foundation I received from ECU. Likewise, the smaller class sizes allowed me to gain more hands-on laboratory experience than I would have had at other universities. Looking back, I'm glad I listened to mom and chose a school based on what I would learn from the experience."
Center for the Study of Life in the Universe
Andy in the lab. Photo, Dominic Hart, NASA Ames
Andy in the lab with Lou Allamandola, head of the Astrochemistry Laboratory and well known in the Astrophysics field. Photo, Dominic Hart, NASA Ames.