These are strange times to be an environmental scientist, or any kind of scientist for that matter. We exchange the latest negative news flash with our colleagues at departmental coffee pot, lightening the mood with sarcasm and nervous laughter as we wander back to our labs, moving forward with experiments as the agencies that support our life’s work may soon be starved out of existence.

In science, nothing is predetermined. In fact, the textbook definition of the verb “to experiment” is “to perform a scientific procedure, especially in a laboratory, to determine something.” It is not possible to predetermine knowledge…

Susanne Brander

Assistant Professor, Toxicologist

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