What does a scientist look like? Look no further than these badass women.

What does a scientist look like? Look no further than these badass women.
While women in STEM careers are traditionally underrepresented, it doesn't mean they're not there, kicking ass and capturing data all around the world. Enter Science-a-thon, a one-day celebration of women in science to raise money for the Earth Science Women's Network, a nonprofit helping women in the field. On July 13, 2017 (and a few folks on the 14th), female scientists took to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DayOfScience to share photos and stories of their day, from routine observations to groundbreaking research. The result is a rare look at what it's like to be a professional woman in science. It goes a little something like this. 1. It's never too early to get up and get to work. Science waits for no woman. I am an invertebrate community ecologist finishing my masters and preparing for my next adventure! #scienceathon #dayofscience pic.twitter.com/mb2qk9iWly— Cari Ritzenthaler (@RitzenResearch) July 14, 2017 2. Some start the day with coffee. Others jump-start their mornings with natural uranium. To each her own. So what's nuclear engineering all about? This little rock! The yellow is natural Uranium from a mine in Canada #scienceathon #DayOfScience pic.twitter.com/tlGOn9ki9g— Katie Mummah (@nuclearkatie) July 13, 2017 3. Whether you're hard at work in the lab... In the lab with @CookieMattson digesting moss samples in preparation for lead isotope analysis #DayofScience and #Scienceathon pic.twitter.com/kF0YDyIpqG— Alyssa Shiel (@alyssa_shiel) July 13, 2017 4. ...feeling the wind in your hair in the field... Highlight of my job is analyzing data while remembering how the rain, sun, and sea felt when we collected it #DayOfScience #scienceathon pic.twitter.com/Te6dwvd5Nv— Angela Rowe (@DrAngelaRowe) July 14, 2017 5. ...or knocking out reports at your desk... It's not all lab coats and safety glasses  sometimes it's completing animal ethics  #DayOfScience #UONresearch pic.twitter.com/mddaBfiLt4— Natalie Trigg (@NATrigg) July 13, 2017 6.