The scientific world is so vast. It's hard to master one area, let alone different fields. But if you've prepared for the higher levels of scientific study, you may know more than you think. For instance, if you've had to write a computer program to search and tabulate results from an experiment, you may have taken a course in cognitive science. And with that came information on the path that needs to be programmed for forward search, (where one looks at applicability) and for a backward search (where one looks for relevance).
Another example would be the higher-level chemistry class where studies may have included vulcanizing - which involves treating rubber to harden it. Biology is always a required course, so don't be surprised when quizzed about the bones in the foot or Gamet IntraFallopian Transfer. You should know whether the gallbladder or the liver secretes bile.
As a scientist, you're aware that gaining knowledge from other fields can bring important, new applications. An example would be VELCRO(R), created by an engineer, which is now used in medical devices and patient positioning items. In other words, it's good to be a know-it-all. Find out how much you know and whether you're one of the best and brightest out there. Take this quiz now.
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