Learning from experience
Christopher Horton, a rising senior at Frederick Douglass High
School in West Baltimore, began this summer with just a
rudimentary understanding of computers. Sure, he knew about
Windows 95 and some games, but he says that was about the extent
of his interest.
Today, good luck getting Horton away from the
Now he surfs the Internet, can type at a faster
pace and puts together a Power Point presentation with the
greatest of ease.
Invention brings new
Curt Civin, King Fahd Professor of Oncology and
Pediatrics, has learned that patience, pardon the cliché,
is indeed a necessary virtue for any scientist. Countless lab
hours and years of research might ultimately lead to a
breakthrough discovery, but sometimes that is only the beginning.
How about waiting an additional 15 years before your discovery
can be mass marketed?
Civin knows that feeling. And now he knows one
more cliche: Good things do, in fact, come to those who wait.
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