Friday, February 26, 2021

Register by March 15 for a virtual film screening of the critically-acclaimed 'Picture a Scientist'

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the College of Science and Engineering invites you to a free virtual screening of the critically-acclaimed film “Picture a Scientist” March 21-24. An optional discussion of the film on Zoom is Thursday, March 25, 3-4:30 p.m. Central Time. Register to participate by March 15. The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection is not currently available for screening to the general public.
Learn the history of women scientists!

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the College of Science and Engineering invites you to a free virtual screening of the critically-acclaimed film “Picture a Scientist” and an optional discussion of the film on Zoom. All CSE students, faculty, and staff are invited. The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection is not currently available for screening to the general public.

“Picture a Scientist” Virtual Film Screening
Sunday, March 21, 5 p.m. to Wednesday, March 24,  5 p.m. Central Time
Vimeo

“Picture a Scientist” Optional Discussion
Thursday, March 25, 2021
3-4:30 p.m. Central Time
Zoom

The day after the screenings conclude, the college will host a virtual discussion of the issues raised in the film.

Register for the film screening and discussion by Monday, March 15.

Registrants will receive the links to the Vimeo screening room and the Zoom discussion section a day or two before the film starts.

About the film

“Picture a Scientist” chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries—including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists—who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

For more information, visit the “Picture a Scientist” website.

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Ellen Longmire
CSE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
csedean@umn.edu