“That makes sense.” As a teacher, that is the phrase that I enjoy most coming from a student. As a scientist, we have a belief that we can make sense of the physical universe, and that belief has led us to great technologies that make life more pleasant and allows us more time to use that human trait of curiosity. But the technologies are only a side benefit. Scientists and mathematicians do their work because it is fun and exhilarating!
In this issue we look at our “Student Success” data for the School of Sciences. Both students and faculty work very hard to achieve these successes, and it is my belief that they put in this hard work because it is ultimately fun and rewarding. We also see an individual student success in our featured alum, as well as the many individual successes of our students’ research this summer.
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