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Hello world of science. My name is Laurel Saltiel and I'm a sophomore majoring in Finance at The Smeal College of Business. When I was forming my schedule last semester, I asked my roommate what good general education classes were out there, and she recommended SC200. My initial reaction was "Absolutely not! Science is not my thing." She rolled her eyes at me and told me to look it up. So, of course I did some digging and it turns out that this course was perfect for me. The description stated "A science appreciation course, aimed at making non-scientists more informed consumers of science." Key words, non-scientists.
The closest science and I ever got was through one of my favorite TV shows, The Big Bang Theory. If it wasn't for Dr. Sheldon Cooper, I probably wouldn't even know what an atom is. Science has just never been my strong point. I work much better with people, numbers, and stocks than I ever will with the periodic table. I pretty much knew after I failed my first Chemistry testin High School that I would never be a Science wiz, and here I am 4 years later, exactly where I thought I would be; Business School.


Hi Laur! It's me, your eye-rolling roommate. I really do think this is the perfect science class for us, two business-minded girls who get about as science-y as the first gif in my link. So far I think Andrew has done an awesome job of keeping everyone's attention, but the extra motivation from a friend in the class definitely can't hurt. You never know, maybe we'll end up like Sheldon some day.

You just put a thought into my head. In some ways, Andrew is very similar to Sheldon. Not that you watch The Big Bang Theory (because that would require you to watch TV), but Andrew speaks kind of like Sheldon does. Sheldon talks fast and everything he says is backed up with statistics and science, and when you listen to Andrew, he does sort of the same thing. Maybe that's why I enjoy this class so much, it's like watching The Big Bang Theory.

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