Sarah Kovaleski2017-10-09T22:12:59+00:00

Sarah Kovaleski

Nuclear Engineer

“If there is a subject that sparks your curiosity and your imagination, follow it and see where it takes you. There will always be people who think you can’t do something. You don’t have to believe them.”

Career Highlights
  • Director of Design Engineering for Ameren Missouri electric utility company
  • First woman to manage a team of 40 engineers responsible for running a nuclear power plant
  • Efforts have decreased the health-related risks associated with nuclear energy in 100 faciities across 31 states
  • Attended an engineering program while in high school and became fascinated with the possibilities associated with nuclear engineering

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Nuclear Engineering in your future? STEM Gem Sarah Kovaleski manages a team of engineers responsible for maintaining the technical design of a nuclear power plant and ensuring that the plant’s operations conform perfectly to all federal regulations. Serious stuff! Read her story and digest. Watch one of the videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.