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  • Monday, February 08, 2021
  • ‘Picture a Scientist’ Screens on International Women in Science Day

Join scientists across the world on Feb. 11, 2021, for International Women in Science Day. To celebrate, a free online screening of the film “Picture a Scientist” will be shown. A panel discussion on how to make science a more diverse field will follow.

Feb. 11 — Online screening. Registration is required before Feb. 9 at http://bit.ly/UAFPAS. (You will receive a link after February 9th to view the online screening of "Picture a Scientist.")

Feb. 12, 1 p.m. — Panel discussion/Q&A. Via Zoom as part of the IAB Life Science Seminar Series. Submit your questions at: http://bit.ly/UAFpanel.

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.