College of Letters and Science Testimonial
"I earned my bachelor's degree in both Physics and Mathematics from UWSP in 2000, and I know that my experiences there have directly enabled all of my successes since then. As an example, being able to be directly involved in research while I was an undergrad was a major contributing factor that helped me get into MIT for graduate school. Being able to be involved in research this early in an academic career is quite rare at most other schools.
The sound core education I received at UWSP has also gone a long ways towards enabling me to start and grow Hydro Technologies, a company focused on developing cutting edge technologies for underwater applications. Through Hydro Technologies, I have gotten the chance to do some pretty amazing things such as descend to the Titanic (12,500 feet deep) in a 3-man Russian minisub with the director James Cameron, work with some of the most brilliant marine animal researchers in the world at National Geographic, and take part in the development exciting new technologies such as autonomous underwater vehicles. Although much of this work takes me far from home, part of me is always back at UWSP!"