Pathways to research: Connecting with scientists

Budding researchers get ahead by spending their free time working side by side with real scientists

By Daniel Strain, 11:33 AM August 2, 2012




Not many scientists begin their careers with a busted knee. But that’s exactly how Evan Olin, now 18, got his start. While a freshman at Ossining High School in New York, this competitive runner ran so fast and so hard that he sustained serious injuries to both legs. It kept him off the track for months. Rather than becoming discouraged by his limping gait, however, Olin turned to science. He started exploring how intense activities — like his long jogs — could harm the human body.


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