Can You Pass the Science Test Many Americans Failed?

Earlier this year the National Science Foundation posted a survey to test basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, astronomy, geology and physics. The quiz was reposted on Huffington Post. Unfortunately, most Americans didn't pass the test.

Take the quiz yourself and see how you do, then check your answers and link to the article at the bottom to find out how most Americans fared:

Quiz

  1. 2014-08-11_atomsThe center of the Earth is very hot.
    True or false?
  2. The continents have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move.
    True or false?
  3. Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?
  4. All radioactivity is manmade.
    True or false?
  5. Electrons are smaller than atoms. 
    True or false?
  6. Lasers work by focusing sound waves. 
    True or false?
  7. The universe began with a huge explosion. 
    True or false?
  8. It's the father's gene that decides whether the baby is a boy or girl. 
    True or false?
  9. Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria.
    True or false?
  10. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.
    True or false?

Answers

  1. True
  2. True
  3. Earth around the sun
  4. False
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8. True
  9. False
  10. True

How did you do? Check out how others fared here: NPR article on quiz results.

NUHS Offers Generous Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

LibraryNational University of Health Sciences has launched a new scholarship award for all Phi Theta Kappa community college honor students. The scholarship will be available starting in the fall of 2014 for PTK members who choose to enroll in the university's bachelor degree completion program in the biomedical sciences.

"Many of our BS students go on to pursue graduate level degrees in science and health care, with many gaining admission to various medical schools," says President Joseph Stiefel of NUHS. "That's why we feel Phi Theta Kappa members and NUHS are a great match."

The $2000 scholarship will be awarded to PTK students in two separate disbursements of $1000, one in each of the student's first two trimesters. Recipients must be a member of PTK, have earned a 3.5 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 33 credit hours of college coursework.

The bachelor of biomedical science program at NUHS is an evening degree program that can often be completed in 16 months. Since NUHS is primarily known for its graduate and professional degree programs in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, BS students are often taught by graduate level professors in graduate level science laboratories and facilities on campus.

For more information on the PTK scholarship and the NUHS bachelor's degree completion program, visit www.nuhs.edu/bs.

Take a Look at Careers for Science Majors

A bachelor's degree in science, such as the biomedical science degree at National University, can prepare you for a wide variety of careers. At National, you can pick and choose any courses you like among the life and physical sciences to tailor your own degree to your field of interest.

Here's a great video exploring some of the many doors a science degree may open for you:

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Naturejobs.com Offers Opportunities for Biomedical Science Grads

Do you love nature? Many students interested in science do. With a degree in biomedical sciences, you may be perfectly suited to earning money doing what you love best - working with nature!

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As we publish this post, the website naturejobs.com has over 567 jobs listed under the search criteria "biomedical science jobs," with a variety of positions all over the world. That's because there is a need for workers trained in the sciences worldwide.

Naturejobs.com also has an e-newsletter, resume and CV posting service and job alerts you can subscribe to.

National University of Health Sciences wants to prepare you for the widest possible range of employment opportunities in the rewarding and in-demand field of biomedical sciences - and that includes working with nature, or any other specific interest that you are enthusiastic about.

Explore Careers through Student Organizations

A great aspect of earning a bachelor's degree in biomedical science at National University is that you can join or attend meetings of our student organizations, even those that are geared to professional degree students. Why is that a plus? Because sampling our student organizations will give you first hand exposure to topics in a variety of health care fields.

For example, as a BS student you can join the Homeopathy Club and learn more about homeopathic medicine for both yourself, and how physicians apply it for patient care. Or learn more about acupuncture and oriental medicine by hearing noted speakers hosted by our Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Club.

Other great clubs on campus that let you explore future career specializations are the Sports Rehab Club, Public Health Club, research oriented Journal Clubs, or our professional clubs such as the Student American Chiropractic Association, or Naturopathic Medical Student Association.

Photo of students playing volleyball on campus
Students playing volleyball and basketball on campus

Clubs are a great way to meet other students and get active on campus. There are also recreational clubs such as the Running /Walking Club, the Yoga Club, or the Basketball Club. You can meet and network with graduate students who, just like you, are excited about science and health care.

At National University, there's more to college than just great classroom learning! Explore more about NUHS at one of our student for a day events.