A few weeks ago, we learned one of our alumni, Nicholas Morgante transferred to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We asked him how this came about and what he hopes to get out of his great experience at the prestigious university. This is what he had to say. (Congratulations, Nick. We are certainly very proud of you!)

MIT Transfer Orientation Group

Nicholas Morgante: Located in the back row, second from the left.

How this came about: After graduating from Kennedy Catholic, I spent two years at the University of Rochester studying Chemical Engineering and training to become a Naval Officer through the NROTC Program. At the outset of the second year I began to read extensively about MIT’s prodigious academic opportunities, research, and overall contributions to mankind. MIT appears at the forefront of modern technology and discovery, and that is exactly where I want to be. I decided to apply for transfer admission. Receiving an acceptance letter into such a small but elite community was both humbling and an honor.

Looking forward to at MIT: I most look forward to learning and persevering in the plethora of MIT’s academic opportunities with its exceptional students and faculty. One program of particular interest, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), allows undergraduates to work cooperatively with professors on exciting projects and research. At MIT, participation in unique programs like UROP is not monopolized by a select few students but is the norm. I am eager to confront the many challenges that lie ahead and to have a great time along the way.
Major and future plans: I will continue studying Chemical Engineering and participating in the NROTC Program at MIT. Immediately after graduating, I will serve at least five years of active duty service as a Naval Officer.