Dressed for Success?
American Association for the Advancement of Science
When people ask me what I do and I reply that I am a scientist, they often seem perplexed. The reason for their confusion is that, apparently, I "don't look like a scientist." Could this failure to conform to the scientific norm seriously blight my career prospects? Is fashion an irrelevance in the intellectually superior world of science? Isn't it about time scientists shook off their scruffy image?
Marshall, Hilary, "Dressed for Success?" (2000). ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 179.
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