Graduated MU BS Physics - 1986
Graduated OSU MS Nuclear engineering - 1988
Started work as a radiological engineer doing shielding calculations and design of new nuclear facilities at the Savannah River Site. Eventually, I worked my way up the food chain to be a Facility Manager of Radiological Operations in a plutonium stabilization facility. I left Savannah River Site in 2005, and ended up, of all things, teaching high school science, specifically chemistry, physics, and AP physics.
"The faculty, staff and students in the Physics Department helped foster my love of teaching and my passion for research. The Physics Department at Miami prepared me for a PhD and a career in academics." Read More »
J. Scott Sykora
"I was proud to call the Physics Department my home - an oasis in the broader community of business and education students. What impressed me most was the passion of the faculty... " Read More »