It's Hip to be Square, So Can Science be as Fun as Farming?

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Things have changed quickly in society, maybe faster than ever. For example, I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, science was definitely not cool. One of my contemporaries (age-wise), a top-notch, internationally respected environmental toxicologist, reiterated that for me recently during a discussion about occupational choices. “I didn’t become a scientist because I as cool,” she said. “Actually, I was a nerd. A lot of people who are scientists now started out as nerds.” Today, nerds and geeks are hip. Look at Agronomy Geeks (a.k.a nerds) on this very website. Not long ago you would reel…

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