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Name: Joshua Micheal Nelson
Born: September 21, 1993
City, State: Salina, KS
Education: Kansas Wesleyan University 2012 – 2014
Kansas State University 2014 – Present
Before College: I was in the Salina Public School System from Kindergarten until
I graduated in 2012. I went to Sunset Elementary, South Middle
School, and South High School. As a youth, I was highly involved
in Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle at age 17. In high school,
I took a liking to competitive swimming and did that for three years.
It was not until my senior year in high school that I was introduced
to the wonderful world of physics. At the time, I thought it was just
going to be a class. However, two weeks after graduating, I realized
my love for physics and decided to major in physics.
College: I made the decision to go to Kansas Wesleyan University months before
I made the decision to be a physics major. When I started college, I was
much more involved in the music program than the Physics program.
It was not long before I realized, that KWU had no research program. I
didn’t think much of this setback, however, until I came here to do this
REU, and even though I love my fellow Coyotes, I made the hard decision
to transfer here to K-State where I can continue my awesome research
during the school year.