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I’ve probably mentioned before how I never intended to get a degree in engineering.  I started college with the notion of being a research scientist, but initially decided I wasn’t scientist material.  I spent a couple years switching through various majors and ended up in journalism for a while.  I managed to even bag a couple awards for my writing.  Fortunately, I ended up being second in line for a journalism position, and when I didn’t get it, decided that I missed physics and should go back to school. One unexpected side effect of this detour in my education is that I got a lot of very valuable experience writing.  I didn’t realize it until much later, but a lot of science and engineering revolves around writing, and that background, as useless as it seemed at the time, has come in very handy. As an undergrad back in physics, I…

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