Something new

Jun 03 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

Did  a double take as I walked into lab today.

It looks like we got a new batch of summer students. There are a couple of new faces. One looks a little unusual.

I have been continuously working in science labs for the last 14 years. That includes working a long side many postdocs, graduate students and legions of research assistants. I am trying to go over those years in my mind to make sure this is not en exaggeration. I'm pretty confident it's not. Today is the first day in 14 years there's been another person of the same race/ethnicity in the lab I work in.

3 responses so far

  • drugmonkey says:

    Um...wow. Is your subfield particularly thin on your race/ethnicity do you think?

    • Bashir says:

      I have the stats somewhere but I don't think so. This also may reflect the demographics of the universities I've been at. Both have pretty homogenous undergraduates.

  • Renewbie says:

    This has been my experience too. I had a streak of about 14 or 15 years when I was "the only one", then there was a summer student, then another 4 years, then finally a grad student.

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