Picture a Scientist Online Discussion

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Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Category: Other

Please join the Wayne State GEARS: Gender Equity Advances Retention in STEM team for an online discussion following the virtual screening of the film, Picture a Scientist. The discussion is an opportunity to engage with leaders and members of the campus community in a conversation about ways to overcome discrimination, harassment, and other issues that affect women in STEM disciplines. 

The online discussion will run from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. 

RSVP to participate in the discussion by sending an email (Subject line: PANEL) to gears@wayne.edu. 

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. The scientists featured in the film provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Picture a Scientist is directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck. Produced by Manette Pottle, Ian Cheney, and Sharon Shattuck. Watch the trailer: https://www.pictureascientist.com/media

Haven't seen the film?  

The film will be available to view online for FREE from 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 through 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Email gears@wayne.edu (subject line: FILM) for the link. Please note you will need to register and receive the link at your Wayne State University email address. 


Sponsored by GEARS: Gender Equity Advances Retention in STEM, a project funded by the National Science Foundation at Wayne State University. GEARS is led by professors from the departments of Chemistry, Environmental Science/Geology, Engineering Technology, Psychology, Communications, and Sociology, and by leaders in the Office of the Provost and the Office of Teaching and Learning at Wayne State.