CLASS Spotlight

Derick Ramos

Year: Senior
Majors: Geology & Physics

Derick Ramos is a Senior Geology and Physics double major from Long Island, NY. He hopes to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D in Planetary Sciences. His Favorite course at Syracuse University has been PHY 360: Waves and Oscillations. In his free time, Derick enjoys going to the gym, playing golf, playing pool, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. Fun Fact about Derick: he is a trainer from the school’s lifting club, Orange Barbell.


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