Picture a Scientist: Virtual screening and Panel Discussion
Picture a Scientist, an award winning documentary, chronicles the groundswell of women scientists who are changing the face of science in the United States and around the world.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 gender 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.
See movie trailer below
Panel Session with Dr. Corrie Moreau and MSU Faculty and Students
The October 27th event featured keynote speaker, Dr. Corrie Moreau, Entomologist and Cornell professor. Dr. Moreau, who is teaching a course on racism, bias and exclusion in STEM, shared data in this area and then led the panel of MSU students and faculty in a discussion of the film, the role of women in STEM, and the collective cost of sexism and racism in the sciences.
- Robin Belton, Ph.D. Candidate in Mathematics and WISE Co-president;
- Connie Chang, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering;
- Jennifer Lachowiec, Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology; and
- Agnieszka Rynda-Apple, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology.
The panel was moderated by EJ Porth, Associate Director, Gallatin Valley Land Trust.
You will need to enter your MSU NetID and password to watch the recording.
Resources provided by Dr. Moreau in her talk:
- Association for Women In Science (AWIS): http://www.awis.org/
- American Association of University Women (AAUW): http://aauw.org/
- Committee on Women In Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM): http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/cwsem/index.htm
- Graduate Women In Science (GWIS): http://gwis.org/
- National Science Foundation – Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/ and https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf19304/
- Women at NASA: http://women.nasa.gov/
- Library of Congress resources for African Americans in Science and Technology: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/selected-internet/africanamericans.html
- United Negro College Fund (UNCF): https://www.uncf.org
- Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): http://sacnas.org/
- National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP): http://www.noglstp.org/
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM): https://www.ostem.org
Resources for engaging girls in STEM:
- Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a day of science and math exploration for middle school girls. It offers fun, hands-on workshops in areas like astronomy, paleontology, robotics, health, engineering, veterinary medicine, chemistry and much more!
- The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative brings together organizations throughout Montana that are committed to informing
and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- Local Resources
- Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Facebook page:
Thank you to the sponsors: Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, Diversity & Inclusion Student Commons (DISC), President’s Commission on the Status of University Women (PCOSUW), Women’s Center, Women in Science & Engineering (WISE), Science Math Resource Center, and Center for Faculty Excellence.
Picture a Scientist - trailer from Wicked Delicate Films on Vimeo.