Arrow-right Camera


Nerds Are Suddenly Studly

Wed., Dec. 6, 1995

Rob Kremer was once just an innocuous ecologist scanning satellite photos at Colorado State University.

Today he’s studly Dr. March.

Kremer is one of a dozen Studmuffins for Science - good-looking male scientists who posed for a 1996 calendar.

The pinup Ph.D.s did it for charity, and to prove that beneath those nerdy pocket protectors and lab coats, you might find washboard abs, iron quads and a sense of humor, too.

The calendar’s color photo for March shows the lean, muscular Kremer posing in Lory State Park near Fort Collins with his mountain bike. He’s wearing a tank top and skin-tight bike shorts, an earring and long curly dark hair.

“No G-strings,” Dr. March … er, Kremer, 33, said.

Studmuffins is the work of New York-based journalist Karen Hopkin, who produces National Public Radio’s Science Friday. Single and 32, she admits to developing the calendar “so that I myself could meet guys.”

Hopkin sought her hunks through a science humor journal and the Internet with the line, “If you have a Y chromosome and a Ph.D., you could be Dr. December!”

The following fields overflowed: CREDIT = Scripps-McClatchy Western Service


Click here to comment on this story »