A friend just alerted me to a Q & A happening tonight on the new film Picture a Scientist. According to their synopsis, this film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.
After watching this, I agree that, just like the trailer, this documentary is haunting and compelling, consistent with these reviews:
“Quietly devastating.” – The Boston Globe
“Fascinating and frightening examination of bias.” – WGBH in Boston
“Sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling.” – Science
The Q&A will be tonight, June 17 at 8PM on Youtube will feature the female scientists on a panel and will be moderated by RadioLab’s Molly Webster. The subjects and fill makers will participate.
Here are the scientists:
Nancy Hopkins, PhD, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Raychelle Burks, PhD, professor of analytical chemistry at St. Edward’s University
Jane Willenbring, PhD, professor of geology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography