Monday, January 30, 2012

Want to work with dolphins?

Then don't skip your Calc class. I have a friend who wrote an article about her experience studying dolphins. The spectacular thing about it is that she highlights that it wasn't simply love of the adorable sea mammal that got her where she is now. It was coursework in genetics, and algebra, and biology. It was working hard as an unpaid intern. It was dedication, boredom, and enjoying the enormous, but difficult to catch, thrill of discovery.


EllenQ said...

It's so nice to see math and science get some love after hearing a Florida school board members talking about math not really being that important on the radio today.

mathbionerd said...

Ugh! I know what you mean. I just wish this article would get more play.