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The Register - Guard - Eugene, Or.
Author: Markstrom, Serena
Date: Oct 14, 2013
Start Page: B.9
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Before getting started, Queen Professor Doctor, a self-proclaimed "evil scientist," introduced her assistant, Ben Wright, and her other "minions" - and had the audience "calibrate" by having everyone do a maniacal laugh, from deep in the belly.

"We spice it up for kids and try to add a little bit of flair," said [Brandy Todd], who wore her signature white lab coat and fluorescent green spiked wig with a sparkling pink flower in her hair. "I'm on a mission. I'm recruiting."

"She gets really excited about science," her father, Damon Kaswell, said. "I think it's awesome we have a SLUG queen pushing stuff like this. She needs a role model. There are a lot of gender stereotypes that girls can't do science. That sends the wrong message."

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