Programming, swimming, hiking, camping, anything outdoors…that’s a few of Matt Trefilek’s favorite hobbies. He is part of our freshman fellow team this year, and we are glad to have him!
Matt went to Boylan Catholic High School in Rockton, Illinois. While in school, he was involved in swimming, theater, choir, band, Senior Retreat Team, Mass Ministries, and German Club.
Matt is currently working on the C++ simulation code behind Dr. Tireman’s research on neutrons colliding with detectors. He cleans the code and ensures everything is running as efficiently as possible. The program will soon be shared between many other universities around the world.
In response to the question, “What do you like most about NMU?”, Matt responded, “I love the outdoor environment and how nice everyone has been—especially my professors.”
An interesting fact about him? Back home in Illinois, almost everyone called him “Tref” instead of “Matt”. He admits that it’s nice having people know his real name here!