The study described focused on the gender and race of subjects and their perceptions about scientists. Of particular interest were the factors behind a particular subject drawing a scientist of a particular race and/or gender. Subjects were asked to describe their scientist and provide a reason for drawing it of a particular race and gender. Grade level, gender, and race of subjects were recorded with their responses. Interviewers were 25 junior/senior level preservice elementary teachers. Three-hundred fifty-eight subjects were administered the DAST and subsequently interviewed. Data were collected from subjects in Grades 1 to 7 in 24 elementary and middle schools (Grades K-9). Subjects' reasons for drawing a scientist a particular race and gender were determined by evaluators to fall into 12 categories.