My name is Andrew Kays, and I am a sophomore at the University of Florida studying journalism and anthropology.

I find that many people, both peers and American society in general, think science is some combination of boring, wrong and useless. On the contrary, I find it to be a resplendent mosaic of perspectives, environments and people producing amazing things. Many of those people are producing the future at an accelerating rate, and every day our society’s dependence on science increases.

My goal is to emphasize the beauty of science, expose it to and attract future scientists and clear up common misconceptions in the public forum. In the meantime, I want to make you a more scientifically-informed citizen and show you how incredible our world is with a little knowledge about science.

Is it all useful? Probably. But the point is that science is more than the stereotypical lab suit in a small room, it’s more than rote memorization of facts. Science is the door to the incredible world that is all around and in us, one that I hope I can inspire you to explore a little bit yourself.

If you ever have any questions or comments about anything, I encourage you to share them! Message or comment directly here, or at


Twitter: @APKays

The Science from Home page is where I take a look at some of the research going on at the University of Florida in particular. Stay tuned!