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Picture a Scientist (Free Movie Screening at FilmScene)

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Picture a Scientist is a documentary that 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.

Free admission, but ticket required. See here and click on the 7:30 PM show time to get your ticket.

This screening at FilmScene (The Chauncey) is part of the 2022 Iowa City Darwin Day Science Fest and FilmScene's Science On Screen Events. It will begin with a short pre-show presentation, An Unlevel Playing Field: Women in Science,
by Dr. Florence Williams (Assistant Professor, Chemistry), Celymar Ortiz-de León (Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry), and Emily Schmitz (3MT winner, and a PhD Candidate in Water and Environmental Engineering program).

Cosponsored by Iowa City Darwin DayFilmScene, Integrated DNA Technologies, the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, and the Obermann Center. All events are free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at (319)430-8930 or deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu