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Don Gilbert gilbertd at chipmunk.bio.indiana.edu
Mon Jan 18 16:33:14 EST 1993

In article <9301182045.AA27154 at net.bio.net> MCCAINKW at DUVM.OCS.DREXEL.EDU (Kate McCain) writes:
>Just a passing though on how girls get interested in science...  My memory is
>also pretty hazy (going on 50 now) but I suspect my interest in science
>was piqued by two things: an interest in the natural world (we did a lot of
>camping cross country to save on my father's travel allowance from the US
>Army) and reading science fiction since I was about 7. 

My interests in science were influenced by those two as a kid also 
-- natural world experience including camping, and sci-fi reading.  
Sci-fi readings gave me a good feel for what science was, 
that I did not get thru parents nor school.  Camping got me 
comfortable with and curious about nature.

-- Don

Don Gilbert                                     gilbert at bio.indiana.edu
biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405

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