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Picture a Scientist

Hosted by Joseph Moore Museum, Heather Lerner & Alex Eastman
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About Event

Join us for PICTURE A SCIENTIST, a documentary film showing, and panel discussion sponsored by the Joseph Moore Museum, the Earlham College Biology Department, the Earlham Center for Social Justice, Earlham College Libraries, and Indiana University East. The event is also supported by the Femme STEM House, and Earlham Events.

Register for the FREE event to receive access to view the documentary over a 72 hour period April 30th-May 2nd, then join for an online interactive panel discussion with graduates and faculty of Earlham and IU East to continue the conversation about gender equity in science, technology, engineering and math fields, and our community.


PICTURE A SCIENTIST 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.


INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION will be held on Zoom, Monday, May 3rd at 7-9pm EST. You do not have to join the panel to view the film, but we encourage you to join to deepen the conversation about gender equality in STEM.

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“By the end of the movie, we are all forced to confront our own inner prejudices and to accept that the only way forward towards equality is through transparency and data.” HAMMER TO NAIL

“Picture a Scientist is the documentary we need to continue the call for action, to continue awareness, and to remind those who would abuse a system, we see you.” FILM INQUIRY


If you are interested in viewing this documentary outside of this time window, it can be found HERE on PBS NOVA for a limited time.