New Zealand scientist and teacher Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) on science, sexism, and the media.
So lets start at the beginning, I’m an engineer and a scientist and I’m passionate about communicating science and trying to get others to be passionate about it too.
I think that understanding science is really important, no matter who you are or what your education level is. Each one of us needs to make scientific decisions every day:
- Should you vaccinate your children?
- Should you go to your doctor about that lump you’ve found and if so what should you ask?
- Should you use paper or plastic bags to take home your shopping?
- Should you be worried about climate change?
- Does what you eat affect your health?
Scientists can be scary and sometimes intimidating, with their endless qualifications and constant use of long words. I have been working tirelessly on learning the skill of talking about science without all of those scary words so that the conversation can be…
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