"Picture a Scientist" Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

The Cockrell School of Engineering is collaborating with the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and the Jackson School of Geosciences to offer special screenings of the recently released "Picture a Scientist" documentary, accompanied by a panel discussion that will include, among others, Nancy Hopkins, MIT Professor Emerita, and one of the women whose story is told in the movie.

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"Picture a Scientist" chronicles the researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Characterized by Science Magazine as “sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling,” the film leads viewers on a journey deep into the very personal experiences of female researchers who have confronted a range of challenges, from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. In cramped laboratories and spectacular field stations, we meet scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.

On November 11, Shelley Payne, College of Natural Sciences Advisor to the Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, will moderate a special discussion about the film and the evolving experience of women scientists with a panel, including MIT’s Professor Emerita Nancy Hopkins whose story is chronicled in the film.

Movie Screenings

At a time of your choosing
November 7-12

Watch the Trailer

You will receive a viewing link for the film the week preceding the panel event. Watch at a time that works for you, or organize a virtual watch party with peers in the Cockrell School of Engineering, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, Dell Medical School or the Jackson School of Geosciences.

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 11, 5 PM

RSVP for the Panel Discussion

RSVP is for the November 11 panel only. You do not need to RSVP to receive the movie viewing link; all invitees will receive viewing links.