[LMB] OT: Kids ...

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 05:01:11 BST 2011


I don't know if undergrads can run it, but Oregon State has a reactor too.
Reed College? In Portland? That's.... surprising. Very surprising the local
anti-all's haven't tried to take it out.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Paula Lieberman <paal at gis.net> wrote:

> 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...
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Katherine Collett
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 12:39 PM
> To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
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> 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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