Women in Physics (WiP) is hosting a virtual screening of the documentary PICTURE A SCIENTIST next weekend, February 5-7. The film follows the experiences and careers of three women in science as they encounter gender discrimination, harassment, and racism. The 95-minute documentary has been extremely well-received since its opening last year, and we are excited to be able to share it with the RPI community. Following the screening, WiP will host a discussion of the film and its topics on Wednesday, February 10 at 4:45 pm, as part of the physics colloquium series. 

 

To register for the screening, please fill out the following form: https://bit.ly/2MBy1J8.

We will follow up with a link and password for you to access the documentary in your own time.

 

Film synopsis:

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.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/405966332

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