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Roane County High School

Guest Speaker for College Bound Seniors - January 15th


Born in suburban Detroit, Ryan Otter decided to go to college at Michigan State University, where he struggled the first couple of years with what he wanted to do for the rest of his life until the fear of graduation and life after college sank in.  After talking with professors and trying the tools that were already developed to help students like him with this type of problem, he decided to develop his own method of how to pick the right career path.  After applying his method he chose the field of science and graduated from Michigan State University with his bachelors and masters degrees in zoology and his Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from Clemson University.   After an 18-month post-doctoral research fellowship at Miami University, Ryan accepted a research and teaching position in the Department of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University where he works on a variety of water pollution projects and The College Game Project. He currently lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with his wife, Liz, and his two sons.  


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Website:  BE WEIRD: The College Game Project  Link: