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Science Profession

Thirteen young scientists tell us why they chose to study science. Fun, friendship, creativity and insatiable curiosity are common themes
Many scientists return to the MBL summer after summer to teach or do research. When we asked why, their answers included words like “recharge”, “magical”, “ inspire”, “interact”, “connections”, “learn”, and “life changing”. Clearly the MBL, and similar institutions that bring scientists together, impact researchers’ lives long after the summer sun has set.
Why do YOU do science? Four students and post-doctoral fellows tell us what they find inspiring and fun about doing science.