HELP H.S. Biology Student

Gilbert Gilbert
Sun Sep 24 10:46:00 EST 1995

Help a beginning High School biology student.  My son, Ryan, has a class
assignment that requires him to interview a "working" (i.e. non university)
scientist in the biological sciences.

He would greatly appreciate any and all of you out there who fit this category
who would be willing to give modestly expansive answers to the following
questions.  Thanks so much for any help.


Before I begin I'd like to ask you to please give the longest answers possible.

1.  What is your name?

2.  Why did you decide to get into science?

3.  What about your job is most satisfying, and what is most frustrating?

4.  What have you learned or discovered?

5.  What is the importance of your work?

6.  What are some problems associated with your current work?

7.  What education was necessary for the job?

8.  Who funds your work?

9.  In your current work, how close do you think you are to the absolute truth?

10. Is your work the most important thing in your life right now?  Why?

11. If you just won a million dollars in the lottery, would you spend it on
yourself or your work? Why?

12. In your current work, what are some of the variables and how are they being

13. If you were a millionaire and not a scientist would you fund the work you
are doing now? Why?

14. Do you still have a hypothesis or have you formed a theory? What is it?

15. What do you think the popular image of a scientist is and why do you think
this is so?

16. What kinds of tools do you use for measurement and how accurate are they?

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