Misconception: Scientists are all Old White Guys


Despite what you’ve heard, becoming a scientist does not mean you will morph into an old, white guy.

Here’s a secret worth spreading: scientists come in all shapes and sizes, and you need not be an old white dude to be a scientist. It’s true that historically, it was a privilege (for those with money) to have access to the education needed to pursue a science career, but we’re moving beyond those days in many parts of the world (particularly industrialized nations). In fact, diversity in science (and in STEM fields in general) is a real asset because of the innovation that arises from brining diverse perspectives to the science table. So, if you think scientists fit a mold (that you may not fit, maybe because you’re from a group under-represented in the sciences), think again!

Learn more about my life as a marine biologist here: http://SciAll.org

Learn more about my research in marine biology here: http://mikegil.com/research/

Complete a short survey after watching here (this helps me make more videos that show the action and adventure behind REAL, cutting-edge science from my career as a marine biologist!):

The music was created by my brother, Danny Gil, and his awesome band Downfall 2012: http://SciAll.org/art-and-science/Downfall2012

Thanks for watching — let’s Get The Secret Out…

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