Student Profile: Jordan Bosco
Whether it’s in a far-off country or in an Alma College lab, you’ll probably find biology major Jordan Bosco conducting research.
“I enjoy working on procedures that I don’t necessarily know will work,” he says. “Anyone can follow a lab textbook, but I like doing something that no one else has done. If I can make it work, I feel really accomplished.”
During his sophomore year, Bosco and other students traveled to Ecuador to examine emissions levels with Sean Mo, assistant professor of chemistry.
“The airport was being moved from the capital city to the outskirts to try to reduce air pollution, so we went to test emissions levels to see if that was true,” he says. “It was a fun experience.”
Back on Alma’s soil, Bosco also is working on research. He and Jeff Turk, assistant professor of chemistry, are studying fragrance chemistry.
In addition, the Bay City senior is busy applying to dental schools. He says he has wanted to be a dentist since he was 16.
“I want a career that allows me to work closely with people,” he says. “I”ve always enjoyed going to the dentist, and I like taking care of my teeth, so why not help others take care of theirs?”