Please join the Office of Research and The Women’s Place for a free screening and panel discussion on the film Picture a Scientist.
The film 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.
Following the film screening, we will host a university-wide panel to explore the themes in the film and discuss ways we can collaboratively address these important issues at Ohio State. Viewers of all genders are encouraged to attend.
Registration is required to receive links to view the film and the panel presentation. Please note these important dates below:
- January 19: Please register using the Qualtrics registration form to view both the film and panel presentation by 1/19. This will allow us time to send the appropriate links to you.
- January 22 – 27: The film will be available for viewing during this time period. You will receive the link to view the film after Jan. 19.
- January 27: Please join us on 1/27 from noon to 1 p.m. for a virtual university-wide conversation on the issues raised in the film. You will receive the link to the event after Jan. 19.
Those who have watched the film are encouraged to use the discussion guide, to advance more conversations about equity in science in institutions, corporations, societies, and other groups worldwide.
Additional university panel discussions
- Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the SACNAS Chapter OSU are hosting a virtual panel discussion via Zoom on Monday, February 1st at 4 p.m. EST