Science in Greenland: It’s a Girl Thing

On December 19, 2012 by Grad Forum

A group of Dartmouth graduate women in science who completed fieldwork in Greenland this past summer, as part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, created a parody of the European Commission’s video, Science: It’s a Girl Thing!, that has attracted some attention. Their video, Science in Greenland: It’s a Girl Thing, highlights the real experiences of women in science, directly contrasting the original, lipstick-laden video which features fashionable women striking poses, and one person in a lab coat: a man. The graduate women’s video, featuring fun scenes, and clips from their research, has encouraged other creative video responses (links can be found in The New York Times article mentioned below), and the discussion continues to evolve.

For a full article go to Dartmouth Now or check out the coverage in The New York Times.



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