One of the neat things that has evolved out of the recently-concluded Science Online 2012 is the new site “This is What a Scientist Looks Like“. Founded by the excellent Allie Wilkinson, the site solicits photos and descriptions of scientists that challenge the stereotypical perception that all scientists are old white dudes with no hair wearing lab coats and carrying test tubes!
The site has been getting quite a bit of positive attention, and yesterday it was featured in an article on Scientific American’s website, including a picture of: me! Jumping out of a hot air balloon!
Check out the Scientific American article, as well as the main site. Scientists are a pretty diverse bunch, in gender, age, race, activities — and hair color!