RU Speaks - Is it Cool to be a Nerd?





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Published on Feb 27, 2014

What makes a nerd? We went to the annual Nerd Olympics at Rutgers to talk to the people who know best. From studying science for fun to playing video games on their own, students say they embrace their inner nerd and they don't care who knows it.

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From cult classic movies like Revenge of the Nerds to the modern day television sitcom smash The Big Bang Theory - people are standing up and embracing their "inner nerd". We went to Rutgers annual Nerd Olympics to find out more about nerd culture and if popular television characters like Sheldon Cooper and Jimmy Neutron are making it cool to be intelligent.

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