What is a NURD?
The word NERD is from Dr. Seuss in the 1950s and described a fictional zoo creature. Steve Rampton‘s NURD is about humans with its roots in the 1960s. The book reveals a distinct picture of the importance of nurds in history – from Plato to Steve Jobs. It emphasizes that one person can indeed make a difference.
It encourages middle school and high school students to follow their dreams. It offers a framework to develop a plan, work the plan, and have a full life.
For mentors and parents it suggests guidelines and even names eight colleges where you can graduate with no debt. That’s a big deal after leaving school.
We also offer a chance for present day nurds to contact us and let us know what you’re doing to make a difference. Could develop into an interesting dialogue.