Submitted by Ryan McDonald, Public Relations Coordinator, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.
Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) graduate Gordon McCulloh, Class of 2016, has been selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will undertake a one-years master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 2020.
A highly selective international program, Gordon is the first student from Maine, and only the third from the USAFA, to become a Schwarzman Scholar whose programmatic focus is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.
Gordon studies astronautical engineering, applied mathematics, and Arabic at USAFA. He earned the 2019 USAFA cadet of the year award and held various leadership positions that focused on building others, such as managing the academic performance of over 1,400 cadets. A proponent of commercial and international collaboration in the space environment, Gordon interned at Ad Astra Rocket and SpaceX. His intent to study in China is to inspire peaceful space policies and technological solutions as an engineer and acquisitions officer in the United States Air Force.
Full details of the Schwarzman Scholarship Program can be viewed at: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org