Love of Physics

UMaine Today – Student Focus
November/December 2007

Katie McCann at BlackboardKatie McCann was 5 when she fell in love with science. Inspired by each edition of Your Big Backyard, then Ranger Rick, she headed outdoors and “checked stuff out.”

That thrill of discovery stayed with her through middle school, when astrophysics became her passion. But in high school, McCann hit a self-described rough patch. Classes in chemistry and physics were uninteresting, mostly because they didn’t seem to have real-world applications. To read more about Katie, click here.