This season, we at “Secret Life” have profiled 16 scientists who are shaping our world. Some fight deadly viruses. Others battle stereotypes, urging more women to get involved in STEM careers. One scientist happens to be a Hollywood actress. Another is a climbing prodigy and amputee who creates his own “smart” bionic limbs. Each scientist has provided a window into cutting edge topics like perceptual psychology and fashionable technology, while also tackling deeper issues like God and death, laughter and acceptance, and how to say “big blue backside” in Na’vi. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about these characters and their work as much as we have enjoyed telling their stories.
Fill in the blank: who will be our next scientist profile?
We’re happy to announce that “Secret Life” has been renewed for a fourth season, giving us the opportunity to profile 16 more scientists with fascinating lives both inside and outside of the lab. To pull it off, we need your help. We’re looking for scientists who are pushing boundaries, changing the world and helping people to improve their lives. We want every fourth season profile to leave our viewers thinking that they can actually apply our scientists’ work in their everyday lives. We also want our “Secret Life” scientists to have really cool lives outside the lab - the crazier and less expected, the better. If you know a scientist who fits the bill, (or you happen to be such a scientist yourself), we want to hear from you. Leave us a note in the comment section below with a name and preferably a link, and we promise to take all of your suggestions into consideration.
There’s only one catch. The door is only open until June 26th. You’ve got two weeks to get back to us.
Let the casting countdown begin.