Jason Hudson

Jason Hudson 2011

Chemistry and physics double major
Troy, Ohio

Jason Hudson has a succinct description of the campus community at Bluffton. It feels like a small group of friends, but it's a big, small group of friends, says the Troy, Ohio, native. Hudson played soccer and worked in Marbeck Center and the Technology Center during his college years. He also got to know people at the weekly chapel service and became involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Making friends and getting involved, not surprisingly, are among his suggestions to potential Bluffton students. "Make your time here worthwhile," he says.
Jason Hudson in the Shoker Science lab.Faculty a good fit
His comfort on campus extends to faculty, including those in chemistry and physics his dual majors. "They're willing to work with you and take time to answer questions, whether in or out of class," he says. The prospect of that more personal atmosphere, in small classes and departments, helped draw him to the university, adds Hudson, a mathematics minor whose mother and aunt are Bluffton graduates as well.
Staying with science
"I was always fascinated with why things do what they do," he says, explaining his interest in science, and he plans to remain in that arena, preferably in the medical field. After graduating,, he's considering graduate school to pursue physical chemistry or medical physics, which includes study of such areas as radiation oncology and medical imaging in general. To gain laboratory experience, a job in an industrial lab is also a possibility, Hudson says, but ultimately, "I want to use what I ve learned to help people."

Update: What's Jason doing now?

"After graduating in May 2011, I started attending graduate school at the University of Toledo. Specifically, I am going to school to obtain my masters of science in biomedical sciences, concentrating in medical physics through UT's College of Medicine Graduate Programs.


Medical physicists work closely with either diagnostic radiologists or radiation oncologists. In working with radiation oncologists (my concentration), the duty of the medical physicist is to design treatment plans for cancer patients using external beam radiation therapy or brachytherapy to deliver the dose prescribed by the physician. Another major responsibility of the medical physicist is to perform the quality assurance of all radiation producing equipment within the physicist's department."


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Updated July 2012