PICTURE A SCIENTIST | Virtual Showcase Movie Screening

Researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists

Picture A Scientist | Virtual Showcase Registration Movie Screening - January 13-14, 2020

Hosted by IEM and The Bioengineering Diversity Council
Join us for a movie screening of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival official selection “PICTURE A SCIENTIST" . The screening will be followed by a BE Diversity Council town hall discussion with a panel of women scientists spanning multiple stages of academic life on Friday, January 15th at 1pm PT.


A direct link and instructions will be sent to your email prior to the activation date, for the 48 hour viewing window.

This film will be available to view from January 13th to January 14th.

Registration is free!

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. 

PICTURE A SCIENTIST was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM. The film is currently available for virtual community screenings, and plans are in progress for broadcast and streaming distribution in the coming months.