This is what a scientist looks like
September 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
Have you folks seen the Tumblr, This Is What A Scientist Looks Like : Change the perception of who and what a scientist is or isn’t? I think it’s great and really celebrates all of the possibilities of who a scientist can be, what they might look like, or the things they might be interested in. I’ve included a few of my favorites below, but if you’ve got the time, check it out! Plus, you can even submit a photo of yourself . So cool!
Earth scientist and climate detective, daughter, sister, partner, professor, activist, humanist, and vegetarian.
My name is Erin Pettit, I am a glaciologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I study glaciers and ice sheets and their role in our changing climate – in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska, Canada, and more. I also explore the mountains with a team of teenage girls each summer through my program called Girls on Ice.
Sarah Chan (former graduate student working on diabetes) is now Dr Sarah Chan (technology transfer manager working to commercialize research).
I’m an astronomer and astrobiologist, and study the behavior of ice on planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. I’m also an actor, and was in a movie that went to Sundance and was one of Ebert and Roeper’s “Top Ten Films of 2005”. I’m a science communicator, I play the violin, write poetry and paint, love massages and movies, and hanging out with my husband and our two cats.