Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen

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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. Learn more and watch the trailer at https://www.pictureascientist.com/.

The Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen webinar was hosted by NGCP on October 13, 2020. In this webinar recording, filmmakers and one of the featured scientists discuss the origins of the film, the important struggles and strides of women in STEM, and connections between film making and STEM.

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