Why Eric Kaler is a nerd

MPR reporter Tim Post profiles University of Minnesota presidential finalist Eric Kaler and reveals Kaler’s way with women:

He met his future wife Karen when he was an intern doing research at Oak Ridge Laboratories at the University of Tennessee. She was an art student working in a residence hall on campus.

“There were always a lot of cute boys around and they were always wanting to talk to the girls,” she said. “I talked to a lot of guys, and knew a lot of guys. But Eric talked to me about his research.”

In a move that should give hope to nerds everywhere, Eric Kaler wooed Karen with talk of micro-emulsions, surfactants and small angle X-ray scattering.

Read more of Post’s profile — and listen to the audio version — here.