For many people, including women, the answer is yes, which spurred dozens of paleontologists around the world – all of them women – to glue on beards for photos now being exhibited at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at the University of California, Berkeley. The ironic message of the Bearded Lady Project is that, contrary to the persisting stereotype, you don’t have to be a man to love fieldwork and contribute to science; in fact: many field scientists are not.

Ngoc Mai Nguyen in the lab

IB graduate student Ngoc Mai Nguyen is a scientist turned entreprenuer thanks to her work in the UC Berkeley CITRIS Invention Lab. Read more...