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:

Resources for engaging girls in STEM:

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.