Boyce Burdick serves as the president of the Mid-Columbia Symphony Society Board of Trustees. He is a theoretical physicist/nuclear engineer who retired from AREVA in 2010. Boyce arrived in the Tri-Cities in 1978 as Chief Optical Physicist in the Laser Isotope Separation Department, of Exxon Nuclear.
Since then he has worked in the several succeeding corporate entities in the commercial nuclear industry, including an eighteen month assignment as an ex-patriot employee at KraftWerk Union in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Before coming to Richland, Boyce was a Senior Theoretical Physicist at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut. Boyce’s previous community leadership positions include president of the Vernon Connecticut Youth Hockey Association and board president of the Mid-Columbia Center for Theological Studies. Burdick is the symphony’s partner representative to the Arts Center Task Force Board. He has enjoyed singing with community groups including Columbia Chorale, Oratorio Chorus, Yakima Valley Opera Company, and is currently a member of the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers Symphonic Chorus and the Shalom United Church of Christ choir. Boyce holds an MS and doctoral degree from Yale University and graduated cum laude from Carleton College with a BA in physics.