What is Abby Sciuto’s impact on fans? NCIS forensic scientist has women thinking about science

Abby SciutoNCIS character Abby Sciuto might be one of the most beloved characters on TV, but her impact is felt in the scientific community as well. Played by Pauley Perrette, fans of the CBS show know when this Chief Forensic Scientist gets involved, she gets the to the bottom of the crime. Her lab results typically find out who killed the victim and the way in which they died making her work important to the team.

There is something really special about Abby’s approach to solving crimes. She isn’t your typical geek stereotype character as seen on other TV shows. In fact, she showcases her own style while still doing an exceptional job that isn’t your typical female career choice.

Abby’s dedication to the job, her loyalty to her coworkers and her commitment to the science has truly made an impact over the years. She might be just a character on NCIS, yet, she shows how young, successful women take part in science.

Pauley Perrette’s portrayal of Abby Sciuto has gotten fans to think about the possibilities of becoming a scientist. Most importantly, she has impacted young women looking for careers. They have seen the show and considered the field of science, including criminal science to solve crimes, as a profession. This type of role model isn’t seen that often on modern drama shows.

Abby Sciuto is a cool scientist

Abby truly relates to fans in almost every episode. She could be invited to anyone’s Thanksgiving in a heartbeat. Loving and kind, Abby wants to make the world a better place. She takes her love of science to a whole new level. Excited after she finds clues to help solve crimes and willing to think outside the box, she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She is the master of all her electronic gear in her lab making the most impressive finds with just a speck of dirt or a dot of oil.

The other day I was chatting with some high school students who were talking about their future and one of the young ladies was interested in being a forensic scientist. When I asked her what piqued her interest, she mentioned Abby Sciuto’s name. Who knew such a passionate character on NCIS could actually impact the lives of young people in such a wonderful way! Just another way NCIS is impacting our lives!

Do you love Abby Sciuto on NCIS? Has she inspired you? Share in the comments! You will be able to see Abby and others on a new NCIS episode tonight on CBS. Head over here to see a preview for it now.

This column was written by Jodi Jill. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter! (Photo: CBS.)

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