Why the dumb-cheerleader and awkward-nerd stereotypes need to die

Who’s got a background in molecular biology, patent law, medicine, or aerospace engineering — and works as an ER doctor, neuro researcher, or engineer for NASA?

They do:

See, this is why I try never to assume anything about anyone based on first impressions, and why I’m always skeptical when people claim they’re good at sizing someone up at first sight (it never seems to work when they try it on me). People are never just skin-deep — and they’ll rarely fit into the boxes of others’ assumptions.

Learn more about the Science Cheerleaders — and founder Darlene Cavalier’s mission to promote “citizen science” — on their website.

(via Neil deGrasse Tyson)

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