Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.



This event is open to everyone, including community members

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The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, October 21st.


The RISE Network, in partnership with the UNCG ADVANCE Team, is proud to offer a virtual movie screening of the film Picture a Scientist. The viewing details and follow-up discussion information are below the trailer.

Viewing and Follow-up Virtual Discussion

This film is available for individual viewing from Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 29. After registering, you will be sent the Vimeo information to access the film and watch at a time/location convenient for you. To facilitate conversation on this important topic, we will hold two discussion sessions. While not mandatory, we invite everyone who screens the film to join one of the sessions so we can learn from each other about perspectives gained from the film. The discussion sessions will be from 3:30-5:00pm and 7:00-8:30pm on Thursday, October 29.

Registration is required to screen the film and/or to participate in the follow-up Zoom discussion. Please click here to register. The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, October 21st.