Tag Archives: science

  1. Carl Djerassi, the Courageous

    July 5, 2017 by American College of Sofia

    Thinking outside the box is a prerequisite to a scientist of his caliber, but he set off to live outside the realm he had mastered, the realm he was recognized for. He set foot further than biochemistry, he ventured into entrepreneurship, into art, into public life. And here we want to pay tribute to his courage. Because in this pursuit of a different calling – and it was a public pursuit, – one’s very identity can be at stake.

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  2. Ivana, Misho, and Tsveta ’16 on FISSION: Critical Thinking and Team Work – That’s What Science Is All About

    February 16, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Science is all about critical thinking and team work because it is impossible for a single person to be an expert in all the different areas of science. One of the goals of FISSION is to give Bulgarian students the opportunity to develop precisely those qualities and skills. Interacting with other EUSO participants, I found out that students in other EU countries have more opportunities to work on independent scientific projects than students at most Bulgarian schools. FISSION aims to become a platform through which Bulgarian students will be able to conduct their own scientific research, meet peers who are interested in science, and be inspired by our jury members and lecturers who will offer their support for the projects. The fair will motivate students to seek the application of theoretical ideas in practice, to envision the future of their projects beyond the presentation in March, and to be not only scientists but also entrepreneurs.

  3. Kathryn van Steyn: Live Simply and Passionately!

    February 9, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Life should be all about fun. And some of the happiest people I’ve ever encountered were in a poor, small village in Nepal, so it is more of a state of being than anything else. I derive my happiness from the outdoors.

  4. Konstantin Karchev ’15: We Can Bring Space to Our Minds

    January 22, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    We may never reach anything as remotely distant as another star, but we know about the Big Bang and galaxies and everything in-between, and before and after. Just by looking. We don’t need to travel. We can bring space to our homes, to our notebooks and to our minds.

  5. Nora Pencheva ’05: On Finding a Fascinating Career Path

    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    At the Netherlands Cancer Institute, where the research unit is within the main hospital, I get to see cancer patients in the hallways every day and that makes it all feel very real. If anything, it gives me another level of motivation as well as the responsibility to keep working hard.

  6. Carl Djerassi ’42: Science & Fiction

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    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    “I work harder than most 30-year olds”, he notes, revealing a glimpse of his desire to be seen as an evolving, active artist, and intellectual, and not as “a relic piece in a museum”, which is how he feels society views most 90-year-olds these days.