Celebrate Your Love of Science This Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017
Emily Hause

Why is studying science the best kind of romance?

Pre-meds are often too busy to stop and smell the Valentine’s Day roses.

As a busy pre-med student, you may be too busy to have noticed the seasonal transition to red—hearts, flowers, boxes of chocolate, commercials for engagement rings. It is in fact February, and that means it’s time to celebrate the things we love.

Now, you might argue that the same state of pre-med busyness that kept you from noticing Valentine’s Day approaching also holds you back from finding your true love. That’s not entirely true! This Valentine’s Day, celebrate what you really love most—science.

Science is everywhere

You can hang out with it anywhere in the world at any time. It’s never too busy to spend quality time with you, whether you’re in a coffee shop in San Francisco or a laboratory in Miami. You can spend time with it on a plane, in the ocean, or in the Arctic Circle. People from every country converge at yearly conferences to discuss science. It truly is a universal language.

Science is thought-provoking

Think of all of the great scientific discussions you’ve had. Whether it’s about the interactions between atoms or the movement of the planets, scientific knowledge can always give you something new to think and talk about. Remember discussing time and space after watching Interstellar? Or the mating habits of exotic birds after watching the Planet Earth series? Studying nature is a great way to keep a conversation going.

Science is social

The nice thing about scientific knowledge is that the more than you share it, the better it gets.  You can share your knowledge in large groups or spend time with it alone, and it’s still awesome. Unlike relationships fueled by jealousy and hurt feelings, your discipline will never hold it against you if you choose to spend time with historical fiction or an Adam Sandler movie instead of spending time with biochemistry. Science will be there when you’re ready to return to it.

Science will never let you down

It’s really the best significant other in this respect. When rigorously conducted and thoroughly studied, your specialized pre-med discipline is consistently there for you. You can rely on observations, the tenets of important theories, and the proofs of certain equations. Though the information we have is constantly changing, science is adaptable and can engage with new things.

Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #kaplanlovesscience this February to tell us what you love. Then get our free guide to getting into med school and start planning your future.

Emily Hause Emily has been a teacher for Kaplan for over eight years; she's taught MCAT, ACT, SAT, SAT2 and tutored pretty much every subject under the sun in both the classroom and live online (aka Classroom Anywhere) settings. She's also worked for Kaplan in content development and teacher mentorship roles. Emily is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado and is hoping to go into Pediatrics. She's involved in many campus opportunities such as being a Prospective Student Representative, admissions committee member, CU-UNITE member, and co-president of the Education and Teaching Interest Group. Prior to medical school, Emily got a BA in Biochemistry and Spanish from Lawrence University and a Masters in Public Health- Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Emily enjoys dancing, baking, playing tennis and exploring her new Colorado home.

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