Twitter user Debbie Gale Mitchell is a chemistry professor at the University of Denver. When the day came to teach her students about spectroscopy (the study of light's relationship with matter), she decided to make a statement with her makeup.
Ordered by wavelength, these colored eye shadows are a master class in both science and fashion!
Hi, I’m a chemistry prof who loves over-the-top makeup.— Debbie Gale Mitchell (@heydebigale) January 24, 2018
I’m teaching spectroscopy today, so 🌈 seemed appropriate.
Colors are ordered by wavelength (λ). Longer λ was placed in the inner corner w/ λ decreasing (E ⬆️) towards outer corner.
Twitter users loved the makeup's effect.
And Mitchell isn't teaching only her students...
Amazing! I'm going to show my 9-year-old daughter, who loves science— Muffinworry (@muffinworry) January 26, 2018
Highly appropriate— Marc Canter ♨ (@marccanter4real) January 25, 2018
I often grapple with my 14 year and her love for putting on makeup. She's actually getting good at it. Since Cleopatra (some) women have used makeup to increase their powers.
This connection of makeup to spectroscopy seems - just right. https://t.co/e3x606LOqV
Mitchell is inspiring many science-lovers!
I know a lot of whip smart, passionate women scientists who also love clothes, make up and impractical shoes. I’m proud to be one of them.— Kristen Cincotta (@kscincotta) January 26, 2018
You’d be amazed how hard it is to get respect in a lab if you like “girly things”.
In other words, MORE LIKE THIS PLEASE. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/7WiYViCr1e
And if people learn nothing else, they agree makeup looks great!
I'm to stupid to know what all of that means, but it looks nice!— Andrew Gatto (@AndrewGatto) January 26, 2018
Don't let your teachers down. Make sure to learn about spectroscopy so Mitchell's eye shadow won't be in vain!