Thursday, October 28

The new Barbies inspired by the creator of the AstraZeneca vaccine and other women of science

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Scientific Barbies

Image source, Mattel

Mattel, the maker of the Barbie doll, created six dolls honoring women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics from different parts of the world.

One of them is the researcher who led the creation of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, la profesora Sarah Gilbert.

Although the scientist said that she had found the creation “very strange” at first, she hoped it would inspire the children.

“I hope it is part of it being more normal than girls think about science careers“he noted in an interview with Mattel.

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