Essays on Science and Society

Amateur Science--Strong Tradition, Bright Future

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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 55-56
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.55

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  • Forrest M. Mims III is a writer, teacher, and amateur scientist. He received a Rolex Award for developing a miniature instrument that measures the ozone layer and has contributed projects to “The Amateur Scientist” column in Scientific American. His scientific publications have appeared in Nature and other scholarly journals.

    CREDIT: ALLAN BURCH