George Church

In the “unauthorized autobiography” on his webpage, Dr. Church offers the following reflection under the heading “Awards”.

As of 2003, none really.  Well, one in eighth grade when nearly all of us got an award for making it through elementary school (without air-conditioning and uphill both ways).  I also managed to repeat ninth grade and flunk out of Duke in 1976 and hence received an official letter suitable for framing.  (Fortunately, Harvard saw some value in my extracurricular activities and accepted me in 1977).

George Church rejection letter

Read If you’re not failing, you’re probably not trying as hard as you could be, an article about George Church in the Harvard Gazette, published May 11, 2016.