Lifting Off: One Student’s Journey from Dropout to Mission Control
Interview with Ryan Brown, graduating computer engineering senior at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
On December 20, Ryan Brown will walk the stage and flip his tassel with more than 100 other graduates: a senior like any other stepping into the wide world beyond. Brown was never an ordinary college student, though. Beginning his academic career with a GED and eight years in the army, he is the epitome of nontraditional.