Screening & Discussion of Picture a Scientist

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For NYU Community

Female scientist in a lab working with text that reads A Developing Male Allies Event Screening & Discussion of Picture a Scientist with the Women at Tandon Logo with text below that says In collaboration with the NYU Tandon Women Faculty Group

Take a break from classes and watch Picture a Scientist with a friend at your leisure from 2/12 to 2/15 courtesy of the Women @ Tandon’s Developing Male Allies Subcommittee in collaboration with NYU Tandon Women Faculty Group. Then, everyone is invited to join us for a discussion on the film’s themes of achieving diversity and equity in STEM.

Why are such themes important to discuss?  As emerging engineers and scientists, it will be up to you to use science and technology to solve complex problems, and diversity in perspective is key to breakthroughs.  Therefore, it is important to cultivate a supportive environment for underrepresented groups in STEM both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Picture a Scientist examines some of the injustices and hurdles several female-identified scientists face as they establish themselves in the field.  Check out the trailer for the film, which is an official selection for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.