Dear America: Don't Be Afraid of the Metric System
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Coming to America to study was a life changing experience for Luc Rébillout. He experienced through the different stages of culture shock that many foreigners go through when coming to the United States, one of which is America's refusal to adopt the metric system. In 2014, Luc Rébillout was studying aerospace engineering in France when he had the chance to spend a few months at The University of Mississippi for an internship. He enjoyed it so much that in 2016 he returned to pursue a PhD in Hydro-science where he now gets to play with water and sand! Coming here has been one of the most life-changing events for me, I went through the different stages of culture shock that many foreigners go through when coming to the United States but I found friends and family that showed me how to love this place! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Rébillout, Luc, "Dear America: Don't Be Afraid of the Metric System" (2019). TEDxUM. 54.