MIT’s Math major admits he never expected to be so successful, but he says he’s still looking forward to his career after graduation.
“I’m really, really proud of my work, and I want to keep doing it,” said Jonathan E. Oden, a physics major from New Jersey who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from MIT’s Department of Physics.
“But I’m also really excited about the future.
My mom has been pushing me to go to graduate school, and she said to me, ‘You’ll have to find a way to get out of there, because you’ll never get out.'”
I had no idea that I would end up being so successful in my field, and so thankful for that,” he said.
Oden was born with a rare congenital disorder that leaves him unable to walk, speak or eat.
He said the disability is so severe that he cannot even play sports.
He said he always wanted to be a mathematician, and after completing his medical school studies, he said he started to plan his future.”
At the time, I just thought that I wanted to make it big and have a great career, and to make sure I could pay for my education,” he explained.
After completing his undergraduate studies, Oden decided to apply to MIT and to get a master’s degree.”
When I got to MIT, I knew that I had to do this.
I had a dream, and it was really, truly amazing,” he told CNN.
O den, who is currently pursuing his Ph.
D. in mathematical physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says he didn’t expect to get into mathematics when he got to college.”
The first thing that I was taught about mathematics was that it was hard.
And I think that’s a huge misconception.
The hardest part of mathematics is actually doing it.
You have to be able to do it,” he added.
O’Neill has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, a Master of Science in mathematics and a bachelor of science in applied mathematics.
He plans to take a major in applied math after graduation, and he said that he hopes to go into engineering in the future, too.”
My goal is to do a career in science, and eventually, I think I can do both,” he laughed.