Kate Klee Spillane

[Ph.D. NE 1994]
Director of Physics
Millennium Oncology Management
Paoli, Pennsylvania

The four years I spent in the Health Physics/Nuclear Engineering Program at Georgia Tech could not have better prepared me for what I found after graduation. The master's degree program includes extensive clinical and practical experience in addition to tradition classroom work. This gives the student both the skills and the background to do almost any master's level job in health physics. The Ph.D. program provides the student with incredible research opportunities. My six months at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory gave me terrific real-world research experience. I learned more there than I ever could have learned out of a textbook. The professors were excellent role models (and mentors) for the type of professor (assistant) I hope I have become. The faculty, along with the students, are first rate. Georgia Tech provided me with the best of all possible worlds: practical and clinical experience, research, and classroom work. In addition, I had a great time. I cannot imagine a better graduate school experience.