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Free screening and panel discussion on the film Picture a Scientist

Posted: January 14, 2021

Please join the Office of Research and The Women’s Place for a free screening and panel discussion on the film Picture a Scientist.

The film 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.

Following the film screening, we will host a university-wide panel to explore the themes in the film and discuss ways we can collaboratively address these important issues at Ohio State. Viewers of all genders are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required to receive links to view the film and the panel presentation. Please note these important dates below:

  • January 19: Please register using the Qualtrics registration form to view both the film and panel presentation by 1/19. This will allow us time to send the appropriate links to you.
  • January 22 – 27: The film will be available for viewing during this time period. You will receive the link to view the film after Jan. 19.
  • January 27: Please join us on 1/27 from noon to 1 p.m. for a virtual university-wide conversation on the issues raised in the film. You will receive the link to the event after Jan. 19.

Film Screening Panel of Speakers

Rebecca Jackson, Director, The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Professor, Internal Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, College of Medicine (Moderator)

Jonathan Baker, Associate Director, Drake Institute for Teaching & Learning, Office of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences

Helen Malone, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, Office of Academic Affairs

Maria Miriti, Associate Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

La’Tonia Stiner-Jones, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Discussion guide

Those who have watched the film are encouraged to use the discussion guide, to advance more conversations about equity in science in institutions, corporations, societies, and other groups worldwide.

Additional university panel discussions

  • Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the SACNAS Chapter OSU are hosting a virtual panel discussion via Zoom on Monday, February 1st at 4 p.m. EST
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