Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nerd Stuff

Life's been pretty crazy around here. There's been a lot of stuff going on that needed to happen before school started today. Hopefully, things will get back to a regular schedule and that means blogging too. As some of you know, I am a graduate student studying chemistry so I thought I'd share some pictures of scientists from back in the day.

Lab coats are still in use today, but mine is much cuter. It's a Gray's Anatomy brand.

The large glass jar in this picture is used to store chemicals that need to stay dry. It's called a desiccator.

This gal is styling in a lab full of synthesis equipment. Too bad I can't get away with dressing like this! Pants and flat shoes are a must!

While this suit looks like it would fit right into a scifi movie, many medical laboratories such as the CDC wear full body suits to prevent them from catching the diseases they study.

Hope you have enjoyed this nerd moment!

1 comment:

  1. As a math major, I read "A Beautiful Mind" and I liked how they described the MIT co-eds of the 1950s - they were nerds, but they were still expected to be feminine, so they would dissect rats and do lab work while wearing heels and full skirts. Like you said, not practical for a lab, but a nice idea otherwise.