Something only restricted to STEM?!
There’s so much pressure on white male scientists these days. It’s not enough to be a successful researcher and teacher; now your average scientist feels pressure to share his research impact with the public, be an attentive husband and motivated father – and all the while look the part. It’s no surprise that men have such a low profile in STEM industries (in 2012, only 32% of people employed as scientists and engineers in the EU were men, and only 26% of those enrolled as PhDs in construction, manufacturing and engineering were male).
But on a bright July afternoon I’m waiting to talk to two men who are part of a new, vibrant scientific community. Peter Broks and Chad Orzel are faces of modern science: as well as teaching and researching, they are enthusiastically involved in public engagement, both writing for mainstream audiences.
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