Good day to all!
I am initially from Pennsylvania where I was a citizen scientist working on various types of recycling, with countless hours spent with metallurgy (I'm a welder by trade!), radiochemistry, solvent extraction of radioactive materials from ores, experimenting with nuclear fusion via a fusor I had constructed and licensed, as well as various material behaviors in a radioactive environment.
Since then I have moved to Connecticut to be with my lovely fiancée, and I am going to a community college for chemistry under the veteran's tuition waiver (proudly served for a couple of years as Army Ordnance), and intend to get into the state university for chemical engineering after I'm through with the community college. I dream of going to MIT for nuclear or chemical engineering at the graduate level. After all, MIT is about 30 minutes from me.
As you may imagine, coming from a radiochemistry background, community college is not very challenging, I am almost done with the semester and the semester hasn't even started yet. So I have discussed with my professor becoming part of a group of like-minded individuals so I can be challenged.