[LMB] OT: Kids ...
paal at gis.net
Tue Sep 20 03:26:56 BST 2011
I don't think that that's true, MIT has a fission reactor, and I think
undergraduates have the opportunity to be involved. I know that students
worked on fusion reactors there... somewhere there is a picture of me inside
half of Versator from long ago...
From: Katherine Collett
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 12:39 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Kids ...
Then, of course, there are liberal arts colleges that have unusually strong
math/science programs. Reed College, for example, is the _only_ place in the
country that undergraduates can run a nuclear reactor!
Finally, the real measure of our success is our ability to send students to
good graduate schools. The typical experience for our students is that they
find that they are missing in breadth compared to their fellows from
universities (of course) but that the material that they have studied is
mastered at a level that is very unusual in those coming from university
backgrounds. Moreover, their research training, and particularly their
ability to work independently, is markedly stronger than most of their
fellow grad. students coming from universities.
Hope this helps!
Katherine (and Brian)
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