The Sad Story of How I Fell Out of Love with Science

by Art Li
Image Description: A scientist is standing in front of a microscope. Only their torso and hands are visible. The background to their left is a geometric pattern of laboratory equipment, representing the sterile and robotic aspects of science. To their right is a background of DNA helices, plants, insects, and cells, representing the appeal of science in organic forms. Illustration by Alexa Fishman www.alexafishman.com/

Image Description: A scientist is standing in front of a microscope. Only their torso and hands are visible. The background to their left is a geometric pattern of laboratory equipment, representing the sterile and robotic aspects of science. To their right is a background of DNA helices, plants, insects, and cells, representing the appeal of science in organic forms. Illustration by Alexa Fishman

Science is an intriguing field of study, but many are pushed out of the discipline for a variety of systematic and structural reasons. Specifically in higher education, established systems of teaching science can alienate students. How can science be redefined in a more honest, accountable, and engaging way?

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