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Nerd of the Year

Vote for your favorite professor from Nerds of Mizzou

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  • Photos by Shane Epping
  • Published: Jan. 7, 2010

Dear readers,


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Take a look back at 2009, the year of the nerd.

In 2009 we opened the door to what Vice Chancellor Rob Duncan might call “Nerdvana.” We gave you a peek inside the classrooms, the laboratories – even the closets – of a dozen of Mizzou’s best, brightest and geekiest faculty. We introduced you to overindulged pets, oddball vehicles, obscure instruments and a smattering of embarrassed offspring. We waded through a minefield of obsessive-compulsive behaviors (while clad in sandals and socks, natch) to present to you great minds doing groundbreaking, internationally recognized work in scientific research and development as well as the arts and humanities.

Now we need your help. Vote for your favorite professor from the 2009 Nerds of Mizzou series to be named the 2009 Mizzou Nerd of the Year. Voting ends Feb. 12. The winner will be announced in late February 2010.

Thanks for your help, and have a nerdy new year.

The Mizzou Wire Staff

Nerds in review

Voting has ended

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