I am a scientist. To be specific, I am a woman
scientist. This, I have been told and have come to believe, is a good thing. In fact, it is such a good thing that America needs more of us. Everyone seems to be very sure of this.
The thing that no one is sure about, however, is how to make it happen.
One school of thought, supported by Lego, involves dolls. The “Lego Research Institute” playset came out about a year ago. According to Lego, it includes “everything that you need to explore the world below, around and above us.” The set comes with 165 pieces, three of which are meant to represent women in science. One of them is wearing a lab coat...