Kathy McCormick

Kathy McCormick

Nuclear Physics Expert

Physics Major | Class of 1999

How has being an Physics graduate from ODU helped shape your professional success?

Having a Ph.D. helped immensely. That's where I was really trained in how to actually perform radiation detection. It wasn't only class work, I was in a laboratory working almost every day for the majority of my thesis. As part of that work, I built radiation detectors, collected real data from equipment, was trained to run complex equipment and in radiation safety. All of those things I learned in grad school I use very often in my current position.

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