What To Know About The #FollowThatScientist Movement

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I often write about weather and climate topics. However, I will occasionally discuss broader science issues. This week in social media something caught my eye that is consistent with things on my mind lately. As a scientist and professor, I am always interested in public perceptions of scientists. In part, this is because I am often told that I do not “fit” the image of a scientist because of my race, the way I dress, or my personality. While these are obviously stereotypes shaping perceptions, one of my missions is to break down barriers between scientists and the public. We are not the “monsters under the bed.” We are fathers, mothers, parishioners, daughters, and sons doing what we love for the benefit of everyone. The #FollowThatScientist movement is a great opportunity to do that.

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