Penn State Nuclear Facility Visit

So today, I woke up at the crack of dawn to go to Penn State Beaver to tour the nuclear reactor facility that is on campus with this Westinghouse Science Honors program. So we get there and attend some lectures, including an especially interesting one on exoplanets, and eventually get to go see the reactor in action. Needless to say I learned a ton there, despite the urge to close my eyes and sleep from fatigue thanks to the brilliant designers of Coach buses who must try to make things uncomfortable for the passenger, because nothing was working.

Anyways, we didn’t go to the Creamery (if you’ve ever been to Penn State Beaver you know what I mean) which was shocking because that a landmark in my opinion, and I started to narrow down even further what I do and don’t want to do. For instance, I don’t ever see myself working in a power plant. Not sure why, it just doesn’t seem like the right thing. Also, I am starting to understand how important the classrooms/campus/weather and other vanity characteristics are to college decisions. Although it may be a pain to go visit campuses, it will probably be worth it in the long run.

Baby steps to college and substantial life-changing decisions… baby steps…


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