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Brett Michaud, Mathematics Major

Brett MichaudHometown
Chesnee, SC

Favorite Food
Italian

Favorite Book
Anthem

Favorite Movie
How to Train Your Dragon

Activities and Organizations

  • President of the Math Club
  • Tutor in the Mathematics Tutoring Lab

Which professors made a difference in your life?

  • Dr. Muhammad Hameed
  • Dr. Kelly Waters

Favorite Class
Complex Variables and Robotics

Dream Career
Either working in robotics research or working with the stock market

What does USC Upstate mean to you?
USC Upstate is a place of excitement and enrichment for me because I am learning new and interesting things every day. I get to spend all day, 8 am to 8 pm, working in the field of mathematics and mathematical research with some of the best professors in the world.  I could not have picked a better school to pursue an undergraduate degree.  I only wish that USC Upstate would adopt a Master’s and Doctorate program so I could stay and enjoy this wonderful University.

This scholarship will impact my life greatly. The reason is that for the next two semesters I will have to take six classes and also work in the mathematics tutoring lab, so keeping a job outside of school will be extremely hard and may result in bad grades. The extra money from the scholarship really helps me due to the fact I am in financial need.