The Midlands Technical College Library - in collaboration with the School of Science, Information Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)- in observance of Women's History Month, is kicking off MTC's School of STEM week with a celebration of women in STEM. The celebration begins with a screening of Picture a Scientist, on Monday, March 15 at 2 pm. Registration is open until 11:59 pm. The film will be available for continuous online screening for all registrants from Monday, March 15 at 2:00 pm EST through Wednesday, March 17 at 2:59am EST. All current Midlands Technical College students and faculty are encouraged to participate. The viewing is open to all members of the public.
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 sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
A 2020 Official Selection - Tribeca Film Festival
“Fascinating and frightening examination of bias.” - WGBH
March 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Registration is open until 11:59 pm. The film will be available for continuous online screening for all registrants from Monday, March 15 at 2:00 pm EST through Wednesday, March 17 at 2:59am EST.
The MTC Library will be virtually screening Picture a Scientist. All viewers must pre-register.
March 24, 2021 at 3 pm
After the screening, we invite you to register for a panel conversation on March 24 at 3 pm with Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna (featured in the film Human Nature) and other world-renowned scientists on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM. Choice-ACRL Webinars will moderate a candid conversation with world-renowned scientists, including Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM. To register and view information about the event and panelists, click here. Your questions will be welcomed. Registration is required to participate in the panel. Enter Midlands Technical College as your Institution when registering. After registering, you will receive an email from ProQuest on instructions on how to attend the Live Panel Discussion. The panel discussion is only featured by MTC Library and is wholly separate from the screening of the film. The panel discussion must be registered for independently from the screening at the link below.
Interested in holding your own classroom discussion? Download the Discussion Guide for more information about the scientists in the film, discussion questions, action steps, and resources for further reading.
Find more information and events on: MTC's School of STEM Week, Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 19, 2021
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