The Road Less Traveled

By Greg Breining

Technical skills and roaming curiosity lead College of Science and Engineering alumni down unexpected paths.

When one describes the stereotypical science and engineering student, what comes to mind? Studious. Hard-working. Practical. A Steady Eddie forging a path to a degree and long career.

But plans change. New circumstances require midcourse corrections. The dreams of youth change with time. Sometimes the certainty of the academic path opens to a world of uncertainty and exploration.

Scientists and engineers, despite the stereotype, aren’t immune. They’re dreamers, too, susceptible to the siren call of traveling off the well-worn path.

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