The Best Of #IAmAScientistBecause
I love it when a #hashtag brings science center stage on big social media platforms. Last year it was #overlyhonestmethods, which I think was entertaining and eye-opening in equal measure!
The latest accidental science communication phenomenon is #IAmAScientistBecause – prompting scientists from all around the world to share their inspiration and motivation and passion for science.
Here’s a few of the best from fellow biologists and conservationists (with a bit of cosmology thrown in because it’s awesome).
#IAmAScientistBecause my honest answer to “what would you want to do all day if you didn’t need money” is “what I actually am doing”
— David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) April 6, 2015
#IAmAScientistBecause I don’t ‘believe’. Instead I want to know. I am part of the universe & I want to know how I, and it, came to be.
— TIm Coulson (@tncoulson) April 6, 2015
— Michelle LaRue (@drmichellelarue) April 7, 2015
— Steph J Price (@StephJoycePrice) April 7, 2015
#IAmAScientistBecause you cannot conserve something you don’t understand.
— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) April 5, 2015
— Matt Hale (@mlhale_) April 8, 2015
#IAmAScientistBecause I can get to work on challenging problems of the world without worrying about how much money my solutions will earn.
— Shubhanshu Mishra (@TheShubhanshu) April 8, 2015
— Kristy Henson (@Mzz_Hyde_RTD) April 8, 2015
— TSV (@tattoosandbones) April 8, 2015
— François-J. Lapointe (@fjlapointe) April 8, 2015
— Alison Graettinger (@AlisonGraetting) April 7, 2015
— Christopher Emdin (@chrisemdin) April 7, 2015
#IAmAScientistBecause I can drive around with chloroform in my car for a totally non-sketchy use. Also because it’s fun.
— Colette Miller (@ColetteInTheLab) April 7, 2015
#IAmAScientistBecause I get to press the buttons on that million £ machine……
— Sara Fowell (@coral_chemist) April 7, 2015
And here’s Mine…
#IAmAScientistBecause Because the natural world has given me so much enjoyment, that the least I can do is work to protect and preserve it.
— James Borrell (@James_Borrell) April 6, 2015
There’s a few more great links online too: