Science is cool!!!! That’s a fact. It’s interesting and creative … and fun!
Science transcends and underpins pretty much everything ….. travel, art & design, music, textiles and clothing, jewellery, architecture, construction, plumbing, electricity, health, cooking, ….
Try to imagine life and where would we be without it…..
I've been thinking about this all weekend. I believe strongly that 'we' need to do more to get the girls' attention about being scientists. And the lab coats and safety goggles bling is great. But the name "labcandy" is too close to "eye candy", in my humble opinion. All girls / young women (and I am the mother of one and used to be one!) want to be "eye candy". So, are we trying to get girls into science so the guys have something better to look at than the old nerd in the white lab coat? I agree with Monona, this is demeaning for the girls. Can't we interest them in science because that's what the world/earth/people/food/etc. is based on?
Thanks for reading my two cents.
Kathy Wall, M.S.
Chemistry Lab Coordinator
Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Office SCI 204
Division of Mathematics and Sciences
Waubonsee Community College
Rt 47 at Waubonsee Dr.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: This message, including any attachment(s), is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivery of the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the Technical Assistance Center immediately by telephone at 630-466-4357 and then delete the message from your system. Thank you.
Previous post | Top of Page | Next post