MSSM Graduate Named Air Force Academy Cadet of the Year

Submitted by Ryan McDonald, Summer Programs Director and Public Relations Coordinator at Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

Congratulations to 2016 MSSM graduate Gordon McCulloh who has just been named the 2019 United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cadet of the year at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in Washington D.C. 


Gordon is working on a double major in Astronautical Engineering and Applied Math with an Arabic language minor.  His current 3.92 GPA ranks him academically 16 of 992 academy cadets.


Highlights of Gordon’s USAFA career thus far include four weeks studying Arabic in Morocco, a six week internship with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, research on hybrid rocket combustion, and securing a $19,000 Stamps Scholarship which he used  to intern with Ad Astra Rocket Company and the Air Force Research Laboratory.  


Go Gordon and Go Air Force!