Saturday, January 12, 2013

A New Way for Science

Out with the old.  In with the new.  This is the adage that fits the proposal that I have for a new way to train scientists.  Why, you may ask, do I think I am an expert on the training of scientists?  Lets be clear, I am no expert on scientific training, but I have been trained scientifically in various ways.  I have two bachelors degrees and am nearing the completion of my PhD, I have also worked in various laboratories that were run in extremely different ways.  This gives me some perspective on the pros and cons of these types of training. So what is this new way to teach science and why is it better?