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.
"When I got to Miami, I was anything but the high-school-science-guy; much more realistically, I was a high school jock! So, realistically, I was what they call in the National Basketball Association, a project player.... The truth is, without Miami's nurturing, this late-bloomer would never have blossomed." 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 »