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What kind of people can become scientists? When a group of researchers
posed that question to ninth- and 10th-graders, almost every student
gave empowering responses, such as “People who work hard” or “Anyone who
seems interested in the field of science.”
But despite these generalized beliefs, many of these same students struggled to imagine themselves as scientists, citing concerns such as “I’m not good at science” and “Even if I work hard, I will not do well.”