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So you want to be a scientist? 

You are on your way! If you are thinking about becoming a scientist, reading Ask Dr. Universe is a great place to start.


  • Ask: Scientists ask important questions to help find answers about our universe.
  • Read: The more you read, the more you know, and the more you realize how much there is to explore. You can read a new Q&As every week in my newsletter.
  • Write: An important part of a scientist’s job is sharing their discoveries with people. Practice writing down your questions, observations, and ideas. You can send mail to: Dr. Wendy Sue Universe, P.O. Box 641227, Pullman, WA 99164-1227.
  • Study: After cat college, I got my job at Washington State University. At WSU, you can take classes to earn a degree in science (and just about anything else).