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Most students come to a university hoping to find opportunities to broaden their knowledge of their world, their career field, and of themselves.
And while many large “research” institutions make the claim that students can earn valuable research experience, the truth is the most educational, hands-on work is often reserved for graduate students - while undergrads are often left observing.
Actuarial science, or the use of statistics to assess risk for the insurance and finance industries, was not part of his plan when he first came to Pitt State. But after hearing about the new program and being persuaded by mathematics professor Ananda Jayawardhana, Peterson was in.
Pittsburg State University students come in all sorts, making their mark with a variety of dreams and plans for their futures. But one who stands out from the crowd in a way that impresses even his fellow students is John-Michael Watson, a pre-med major who is part leader, part adventurer – and all Gorilla.