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College of Charleston Team - "Team Charleston"

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Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Wragg , Physics and Astronomy Department

Team Members:

Derek Tuck
Stephen Gorman
Ryan Sullivan
Luther Meyer
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Derek Tuck

I am currently a sophomore Physics major at the College of Charleston. I have recently developed a growing interest in astrophysics. The National Student Spectrograph Competition will be a great opportunity to explore this new interest. I look forward to learning everything that I can about the solar atmosphere as well as solar spectroscopy. I am also excited about connecting with students from across the country who share the same excitement in developing a greater understanding for solar spectroscopy. This competition will challenge me in many ways that I have never been challenged before. I look forward to broadening my skills by stepping up to these challenges.





Stephen Gorman

I was born and raised in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. I grew up with a strong interest in mathematics and the curiosity of how things work. I excelled in mathematics all throughout Middle school and High school without having an idea as to what physics even was. It wasn't until my senior year of High school that I blindly chose to take a physics class – and it was almost like “love at first sight”. Ever since that class, I knew I was going to major in physics.





Ryan Sullivan

My name is Ryan Michael Sullivan. I am twenty-two years old and am originally from Pennsylvania. I spent six years there before my family and I moved to South Carolina and I plan to someday settle where it snows on Christmas. Physics is the most intriguing academic discipline in my opinion, so it is my course of study at the College of Charleston. This competition is a great opportunity to exercise our understanding of Physics.





Luther Meyer

I was born and raised in Bryan, Texas by my mother who was a chemist and my father who was a physicist. Although I had a deep interest in science, I decided to join the military after high school to serve my country. I served for four years in D.C. where I was an Infantry sergeant in the Honor Guard. When I finished my enlistment, I took a job in the federal government with the U.S. Secret Service for three years. I met my wife while in D.C. and we moved to Charleston, S.C. to start school and raise our family. I am currently a junior physics student at the College of Charleston and I am interested in completing my bachelor’s degree in physics and pursuing a career in the Navy.





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