“Course 22 is a perfect combination of interdisciplinary work, with subjects from physics, computer science, and mechanical engineering.”
I’ve always been interested in two main things: physics and public service. After arriving at MIT and being immersed in technical classes and watching my peers and professors do things that will change the world, I quickly decided that Nuclear Science and Engineering was a perfect major for me. It combines my love of physics with real-world applications: designing a nuclear power plant, learning about nuclear safety, analyzing radiation damage to people and materials, and learning about how energy markets function.
Course 22 is a perfect combination of interdisciplinary work, with subjects from physics, computer science, and mechanical engineering. I also chose to immerse myself in political science classes to better educate myself about nuclear security and policy. The overlap I get between Course 22 and my political science classes is both enlightening and beneficial.
I’ve been lucky to work at wonderful places over my summers and IAPs, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Brookhaven National Laboratory. I know that many doors have been opened for me because I was able to proudly state that I am a Nuclear Science and Engineering Major from MIT.
I plan to combine my Course 22 degree and love of public service by being commissioned as a Nuclear Submarine Officer after graduation. I hope to one day become a leader in U.S. nuclear energy security and policy issues.
NSE junior Cameron McCord is among the 54 students recently awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarships for 2012. The scholarships include $30,000 for graduate study for those committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector. ... more