Penn State Behrend’s Class of 2023 is ready to make its mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and all that they have learned and accomplished here at Behrend. Over the next several weeks, we’ll introduce you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technologies, participated in important research projects, and made their mark at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet Christopher Mamatas.
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Plum, Pennsylvania
On choosing Behrend: I chose Behrend because a few friends from high school all decided to come up here, so we can still be together and accomplish our future career goals.
On choosing his major: I chose my major because I’ve always loved computers and wanted to create with them.
Proudest accomplishment at Behrend: My proudest accomplishment at Behrend will be working as a programmer and developer of the Landing Place app.
Campus involvement: I am a programmer for the Virtual/Augmented Reality Lab.
What makes him unique: What makes me unique is my applied problem-solving techniques.
What you might be surprised to know about him: I built my own PC in middle school.
His passions: I am passionate about technology and artificial intelligence.
Advice for first-year students: Take time to really study and focus on schoolwork. It is very easy to get carried away with all the fun and freedom of being a first-year student, but don’t get too far behind on your schoolwork.
After his graduation in December, Christopher plans to work as a software engineer.