One is from a small liberal arts college, the other is from Harvard. This summer, these two interns will find out that the crushing disappointment of failed experiments slowly eroding an already fragile self-worth is the one true equalizing force in the beautiful and mysterious world of research.
Or at least, that might be the trailer if this were a movie. It is not. This is a draft of an illustration to accompany a scientist training course on diversity and stereotype threat. The part about their college backgrounds is true. This illustration was a fun trip down memory lane, conjuring up some of the items I might have found on my own bench at any given time (if only it were ever that neat).