Nicholas Demos, a physics graduate student, didn’t travel a conventional path to MIT. A first-generation college student, Demos didn’t have a clear trajectory in mind when he first attended Cal State Fullerton after high school.
After his first year back at CSUF, Demos’ physics professor, Geoffrey Lovelace, asked him to join his lab. The following summer, Demos began researching gravitational waves and by the time he completed his undergraduate degree in 2017, he applied to MIT.
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