Physics, Astronomy, and Math Major, 2010
Hi! I'm Ryan Grosso and I'm a junior majoring in physics, astronomy, and math. Why three majors? Call me crazy, but I love to explore the complex beauty of our universe and seek to understand how it all works. I'm from Port Jervis, New York. Port Jervis is located along the Delaware River where New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania join together.
The first time I stepped on Lyco's campus as a high school senior I got the feeling that this was going to be my home. It was probably the combination of excellent facilities, a beautiful campus, and the friendly students that won me over, but now in my third year, I would definitely add excellent profs to my list.
I know more profs on campus than most Lycoming students because of all my majors. I can vouch that they are top-notch and really into their material and the students. They treat us with respect and make learning an enjoyable experience. Here's an example: My physics class was using super conductors to show a phenomenon called the Meissner Effect. We had some leftover liquid nitrogen from the experiment, so my professor and I decided to pour it on our shirts and walk in on the class. By doing this, it looked as though our upper bodies were completely engulfed in a thick fog. Needless to say, we all had a good laugh.
We're an active bunch here at Lycoming. Like most of my friends, I'm involved in different clubs and organizations. I'm a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the Dance Club, and two choirs. One of my biggest accomplishments was being selected for the Tour Choir as a freshman. The following May we travelled to Germany, Czech Republic, and Hungary on a truly amazing concert tour.
My advice to prospective students is to come to campus for a tour and sit in a class or two. I'd even recommend an overnight visit. Good luck!