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Scot Kelly

Scot Kelly found a home at Armstrong as well as an outlet for one of his passions.

This former art major has long been interested in dreams and the way sleep functions. Coming to Armstrong helped him explore his interests.

“I focused on dreams as the impetus for my artwork and came to an understanding that dreams, for me, resonate as equivalents to emotional states of being—rather than tangles of disguised meaning,” he says.

Scot’s hard work paid off, as he was recently accepted to Brown University’s elite sleep science summer program.

“The Sleep for Science Summer Apprenticeship at Brown opened up many opportunities that assisted in my pursuit of a career in the sleep sciences,” he says. “The experience of working in a sleep lab with human subjects has enabled me to and gain valuable training in sleep/chronobiological research. This apprenticeship augments my competiveness as a candidate for a graduate-level sleep studies program.”

He credits Armstrong with his success and praises its devoted faculty members and the engaging environment found on campus.

“My growth as scientist and acceptance to the apprenticeship at Brown University could not have been achieved without the guidance of Armstrong’s finest professors,” he says. “They have made my time at Armstrong a wonderful, scholarly experience.”