Canopy researcher goes out on a (tree) limb to promote public understanding of science

Nadkarni explains tree biology to medium security inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center. When most people think of prominent women in science, Barbie doesn't usually cross their minds. This is hardly surprising since Barbie has long been known for primping rather than for publishing. But the Barbie doll--one of the most popular dolls ever produced--remains an important role model for the behavior and appearance of young girls all over the world.
Barbie goes up a tree
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