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"You are able to pursue your science in a research area across departmental boundaries." [Nov. 29th, 2006|09:33 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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So says the email I just got from the Molecular Biosciences Program at Montana State University-Bozeman. Why are they emailing me? And why does the Molecular Biosciences Program at Montana State University-Bozeman have my GRE results, when I don't even have my GRE results yet?

I mean, it's just interesting to think about the machinations that led to this email being sent. Do they spam everyone with it? Did I set off the Reasonably Intelligent American Female Who's Interested In Some Kind Of Science alarm at the secret GRE headquarters?

Maybe I should do it! Who cares that it's not computer science when it's sixty miles from Yellowstone? I could study BioInspired Materials; wouldn't it be TotallyAwesome?

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[User Picture]From: sonetka
2006-11-30 06:04 am (UTC)
I got that one too, back when I was thinking about grad school. I think they just send it to anyone who takes the GRE, myself, as a less scientifically-oriented female than myself you'd be hard-pressed to find. I wonder if anyone ever actually takes them up on the offer?
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-11-30 07:48 am (UTC)
Bozeman is fun.

But it is weird when people know more about what you are doing than you do.

Like, have you ever been offered a job because of a particularly witty Slashdot comment? Everyone things you are awesome all the sudden? Its the type of thing that we daydream about, but when it happens, it is like "what"?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-11-30 04:31 pm (UTC)
Never offered a job, but I've gotten some pretty flattering emails because of this. They're usually just requests for free help carefully disguised as compliments, though.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-12-01 08:54 am (UTC)
I was actually thinking the flattering compliments were going to be quite different. After all, when attractive girl geeks do something geeky, they often don't get attention for the geekiness as much as for shining a ray of sunshine into the cheetohs-and-Bobba-Fett infested hearts of stereotypical basement dwelling geeks.

When chemicallace organized the first real Turing Test , someone posted links to these photos on Slashdot. Allyson was not happy about that. I think there is a moral here about being really attractive, and really intelligent. Which spotlight should you jump into?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-12-09 06:11 pm (UTC)
That looks cold.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-12-09 07:06 pm (UTC)
Well, now we know you are heterosexual.
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