ERIC Number: ED288737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
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Becoming a Scientist: Gateway to Research. Perspectives in Science, Number 3.
The modern scientific enterprise often appears so complex and sophisticated that it may seem unapproachable. This view of science is questioned in this booklet, which looks at science as a human endeavor, one which is within the grasp of all people. This document highlights the personal stories of four young scientists in an effort to provide prospective scientists with some insight into what to expect from the world of science. Background information and summaries of the work of these individuals are intended to provide a broad look into the realm of scientific endeavor. The scientists discussed are: (1) Steven L'Hernault (Cell Biologist); (2) Julie Morris (Geochemist); (3) John Watson (Plant Molecular Biologist); and (4) Wendy Freedman (Astronomer). A final section of the booklet discusses some of the possibilities available in scientific research and post-doctoral experiences. (TW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Biology, Career Awareness, Career Education, Chemistry, College Science, Geology, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Researchers, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientific Research, Scientists
Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P Street, NW,
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC.
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