Livonia senior Cory Townes didn’t need to be on campus for more than a few weeks to know that energy, mass and force would drive the momentum of his college career.
With a passion for problem solving, physics is his major of choice.
“Solving problems is satisfying, and physics is all about solving problems,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun working on a tough problem and then finding the solution.”
After taking his first physics classes in high school, Townes graduated having successfully completed Advanced Placement Physics. Now, he’s on his way to completing his major by taking Physics 121: Introduction to Physics.
“With a physics degree, I plan on becoming a physics professor and doing research,” he says.
Of course, gravity isn’t permanently rooting him in the study of matter. Townes is getting the full liberal arts experience by also taking French 321: French Composition and Conversation. He hopes to travel to France within the next four years.
“I love learning—that’s why I’m at college,” he says. “I’m a curious person, so I want to learn as much as I can.”
In addition to his classes, Townes is involved in the Alma College Otaku and Gamers and tabletop gaming.