Yes, switch to Metric goddamn it!
No, it's really not a big deal
In the scientific community you are supposed to use the metric system due to communication putposes and the fact that the measurments can be more exact initially and because they dont need to be converted to be read. Just use the metric system it really isnt that hard for you to do. Then you wont get points off. Its simoly ehat you do if you want a place in the scientific community. If you dont, then suck it up.
Do it like the rest of the world does... you know.. 1 , 10, 100.. not whatever weird system you got...
The US is used to using both systems... We use Imperial AND Metric, and are fluent in both, which is great since most of our buildings were built in Imperial. Switching to Metric offers no benefit (since we already use it) but many Cons (like having to translate hundreds of millions, if not billions, of blueprints/documents to make them readable.)
You don't want half the country using one system and half the country using the other. Here in Canada, we are usually fluent in both.