HOW THE WORLD SEES SCIENTISTS
Yesterday I had the privilege of both presenting a talk on Ecological Informatics or Eco-informatics and to listen to some thought-provoking presentations. One of the presenters “Marina Joubert from Southern Science really got me thinking about Science and Transformation. She asked that we all do a Google Image search with the word “Scientist” - http://images.google.com/images?q=scientist&hl=en
Well what you get is
Wears glasses/goggles and a lab coat
All seem to be lab-rats holding a test tube
Having funny or no hair!
So how can we change this image?
Is this the real face of science?
What transformations are needed to make science more representative of our demography globally and nationally?
Do developing countries have scientists?
Do we spend all of our time wearing a white coat and living in wet lab?
Here are some links to the Summit and the Student Network