I was entertained by the GQ ad posing rock stars with scientists, but that ad did nothing for informing the public about what scientists actually do (not to mention the lack of scientific diversity was extremely disappointing). The campaign is to convince the next generation to go into science, but the ad is more focused on the rock stars instead of the scientists. Maybe future ads will focus on what the incredible research is. If they weren't planning on it, maybe they should reconsider.
I went to visit Adam's work this week and one of his coworkers asked what I do. I responded, "I work in the med school in a lab." One of Adam's other coworkers chimed in, "She's trying to cure cancer, no joke." It was really neat for me to have someone else brag about what I do, I know I don't. I recently heard that only one in ten people knows a scientist. I find this sad, but I'm glad I can be a scientist for people to know.
P.S. My attack dog is on a mission to kill the fly in our house - she's such a good girl, and absolutely hilarious.
P.P.S. you can always tell when I'm working on writing a paper cause I tend to blog instead. :)