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March Science Madness (Round 1)


We have gone mad here at CSR. The whole staff is filling out brackets for this year’s festivities. We have chips and dip plus we are hogging the student lounge. What do we think about Ohio this year?… ummm…we are not talking about basketball…


we are talking about science.

Yes, you see, CSR is a mix of many different STEM majors and everyone thinks they are the most popular…major. (Of course, everyone knows engineers are the best). So, we are going to settle this once on for all. Every STEM major will battle in an epic struggle on Google Trends.

Google Trends gives the number of searches over the years on each term. The numbers next to each term on each graph gives the search ratios. The winner will be the one with the highest search ratio. The 34 majors are…

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied physics
  • Archaeology
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Financial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Statistics will give the first set of matches… is reporting a successful randomization…

The first round matches are

1: Astronomy vs. Industrial Engineering


Astronomy Wins

2: Biology vs. Applied Mathematics


Biology owns!

3: Environmental Chemistry vs. Evolutionary Biology


In a close match, evolutionary biology pulls ahead at the last minute. 

4: Environmental Biology vs. Statistics


Statistics wipes the floor in the first round.

5: Materials Science vs. Astrophysics


That was an exciting game, but astrophysics is able to grab a victory!

6: Archaeology vs. Mathematics


Focus on the fundamentals brings math glory.

7: Electrical Engineering vs. Computer Science


Software beats hardware in this epic struggle.

8: Mining Engineering vs. Chemistry


We might have to make a new word to explain how amazing chemistry did in this match.

9: Chemical Physics vs. Anthropology


Anthropology had no resistance there.

10: Civil Engineering vs. Neuroscience


Civil engineering puts up a great fight, but it seems neuroscience was just using them for target practice. Neuro wins!

11: Mechanical Engineering vs. Environmental Engineering


Mechanical engineering teaches environmental a thing or two.

12: Biochemistry vs. Chemical Engineering


The combined nature of biochem proves too much for chemical engineering to take.

13: Economics vs. Physics


In a stunning upset, physics beats economics.

14: Earth Science vs. Sociology


Sociology runs over earth science.

15: Applied physics vs. Environmental Science


It seems that applied physics didn’t apply itself enough. Environmental science gets to party tonight.

16: Biomedical Engineering vs. Computer Engineering


Biomedical engineering wins by a hair!

17: Biophysics vs. Financial Engineering


Biophysics seemed to be lagging in that game, but they are able to get a victory.


Come back tomorrow to see round 2. You don’t want to miss it, 3 people already are in tears because they have declared losing majors. You don’t want to miss this.

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