Picture a Scientist

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Date

5-6-2021

Abstract

WHEN YOU PICTURE A SCIENTIST, WHO DO YOU SEE?

Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the U.S., and numbers are even lower for women of color.

Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

The documentary Picture A Scientist chronicles women scientists' experiences, from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights, and provides new perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Join us for our next @ This Moment event for a candid discussion with six women in STEM at PSU, at different stages in their careers, as they share their own experiences and insights and the steps PSU can take to create a more inclusive environment.

The Portland State Library has made viewing the film Picture A Scientist free. You may stream the documentary.

Disciplines

Education | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35361

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