"Ask not where I was born and where I have lived but what I have done with my life."
Phillip Nuri Ozdemir
In the 7th grade, while at the Robert Early Middle School in Wallingford, Connecticut I figured out the mathematical formula for the area of a triangle by myself. Also, I scored in the 99th percentile on my all my SSAT's. On the basis of that, The Choate School offered to let me skip 8th grade and gave me a full scholarship to Choate. However, my family moved to Bronxville, New York and since my mom did not want me to leave home, I went to the Bronxville High School. At the time, Bronxville was one of the top 5 public high schools in the country. Several years ago, it was the number one high school in the country.
After Bronxville High, I went to Columbia, in New York City, with Advanced Placement in Calculus and Physics. I majored in Applied Physics. After graduating, I was given a Campbell Scholarship to the Henry Krumb School of Mines at Columbia where I majored in Applied Geophysics. There, I did my thesis (Master's) on the detection of crustal gas emissions (geochemical tracer gases) using airborne laser radar.
After Columbia, I helped plan, build and finance several large geothermal electric power plants on the U.S. West Coast. Then I began building the airborne laser radar system which forms the basis for the Skyborne group of companies.
Today, I am independently inventing and writing in several different genres.
I am a member of the Explorers' Club in New York City, Mensa, and various other professional societies and clubs.
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