Chemistry Question #115
Colin Groves, a 15 year old male from Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A. asks on January 5, 2000,
How do you become a scientist? What do scientists do in a normal day? What did you study in college and how long were you there? What sorts of problems do scientists have?
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answered on January 5, 2000
- To become a scientist, you have to go to university and get several degrees in the sciences.
- Many practicing scientists divide their time between research, teaching and writing about their research, usually in the form of scientific papers to be published in special magazines.
- Personally, I studied organic chemistry, but a lot of other things too. I was in college for 7 years.
- One of the greatest difficulties scientists face today is that they must make their research seem to fit a corporate agenda. That means that they have to show that what they are doing will make a profit. This is not the way to discover something really unique.
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