Science and Society

By: Amy Letkeman

Intro:

Science is a huge part in our society. There are many careers in science and many people who have taken up these careers. In this page you will find a few careers in science and a brilliant scientist.


Careers

Agricultural Engineers

Agricultural engineers have a variety of different jobs. These jobs can include land farming or even developing biofuels. They also plan environments for animals to find improved ways to process food.

To become an agricultural engineer you have to have a bachelor's degree. Most agricultural engineers make about $71,090 a year. Where agricultural engineer's workplaces vary from labs to farms.


Biochemist

Biochemist study the growth, heredity, and development of living things. They also study the structures of cells and proteins. Some biochemist even develop medicines to cure diseases such as cancer.

To become a biochemist you have to have bachelor's degree. Most biochemist make $79.390 a year. Biochemist usually work in labs.



Biochemists and Biophysicists Job Description

Linus Pauling

The World's Greatest Quack!

Linus Pauling was a chemist, biochemist, and peace activist. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Pauling is also the only person ever to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes, and one of four individuals to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. In 1954 Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 1962 he was awarded the nobel peace prize for his peace activism. His promotion of orthomolecular medicine, megavitamin therapy, dietary supplements, and vitamin C have been criticized. Paul Offit even stated that Pauling " was arguably the world's greatest quack" for his promotion of dietary supplements and his claims that vitamin C could prevent colds and treat cancer. All in all Linus Pauling was an amazing scientist even if he was a quack.


Summing Up

Well We're Done

As you can see science is a huge part of our society, and we have had many advancements and discoveries.