A Meeting of Hearts and Minds at the STS

By Caitlin Jennings, Communications Coordinator, Society for Science & the Public

Boris Kayser grew up on a chicken farm in New Jersey and often felt like he was almost the only student in his high school interested in science. “I remember, to this day, asking one of my classmates a science-related question,” he says, “and having her say to me, correctly, ‘but Boris, nobody is interested in that except you.’”

That changed in 1956 when he became an STS Finalist. “That was the first time in my li...

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