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Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Queen's University Library guide gathers some key books, journals and multimedia about women in STEM

Picture a Scientist - upcoming screenings!

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.

There will be two separate screenings of this important documentary!


1. Virtual Screening of Documentary "Picture a Scientist", hosted by the QFEAS Chair for Women in Engineering

To celebrate National Engineering Month QFEAS Chair for Women in Engineering is hosting the documentary, "Picture a Scientist" by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney.  Thank you to Queen's Library staff for their collaboration and making this event happen.

This screening is open to all registered viewers. Please complete the following very short survey to register. Screening availability is anytime during the 72 hour period:

Thursday, March 18, 7:00pm EST to Sunday, March 21, 7:00pm 

Please Register by: Tues March 16th. Everyone who registers by the deadline will be sent a link on Thurs. March 18th with viewing instructions. The film can be viewed at anytime during this 72 hour period, can be paused, and viewed multiple times. Viewers can be added after the 16th, but response with viewing instructions might be delayed.


2. Queen’s Biology is hosting “Picture a scientist” film screening and guided group discussion

Join us for a virtual screening and guided group discussion of Picture a Scientist, a documentary chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

The virtual screening of Picture a Scientist will be open from Mar. 20-23th, 2021. You may watch the film at your convenience during this time frame. A guided group discussion will be held on Mar. 24th, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00 and 8:00-9:00 pm. We encourage everyone to attendTo view the film and or participate in the guided group discussion please register 

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by Mar. 12, 2021 to receive you access code. If you want to learn more about the film check out the trailer and website.

Now that you've seen the movie...

 
     
 

When you Picture a Scientist, who do you see?

Register for the Live Event


Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna (featured in the documentary Human Nature) and other leading scientists welcome your questions during our live online panel conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

Inspired by the award-winning documentary Picture a Scientist our discussion will focus on:

  • the experience of each panelist as leaders in their field. 
  • the journey and obstacles each overcame.
  • what the panelists identify as positive solutions that will allow for continued equity and inclusion within the scientific community and beyond. 

The conversation will be moderated by Editor in Chief for Scientific American, Dr. Laura Helmuth. Only the ninth Editor in Chief in the magazine’s 175-year history, Laura’s leadership and commitment to science journalism and storytelling makes her the ideal person to drive this candid conversation.

Meet Dr. Jennifer Doudna, scientists from the documentary, and a social scientist studying solutions.

                                                                                                               

 

 

Biochemist and Nobel Prize-winning co-inventor of CRISPR technology
Dr. Jennifer Doudna, PhD is a biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley. Her groundbreaking development of CRISPR-Cas9  (read more…)

Picture a Scientist

Tribeca Film Festival, 2020
“Sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling.”- Science

Picture a Scientist is now available to watch in Academic Video Online 
The film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. In the film, 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 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. 

The film will be an integral part of our live conversation on March 24th. Learn more.