Andy Shaner Andy Shaner

Picture a Scientist screening, Panel Discussion on 10/21

Updated on October 20, 2020 - 11:41 AM CDT
Posted on October 19, 2020 - 10:09 AM CDT

Tags: General Public

MTS, GoMRI, IEEE-OES, NOAA and NASA are teaming up to offer a FREE virtual screening of “Picture a Scientist” from October 20 – 22nd. If you are not familiar with the documentary, the film challenges audiences to question their own implicit biases and brings diversity in science into sharp view at a critical time in an effort to move toward change.

In addition to the screening, you can participate in an interactive panel discussion led by women in ocean technology and science on October 21, 2020 – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (EST).

Register for access to view the film anytime between 12:00 pm (EST) on October 20, 2020- 12:00 pm (EST) on October 23, 2020. 

Register to attend an interactive panel discussion lead by women in ocean science on October 21, 2020 – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (EST).

Panel Members:
Nicole LeBoeuf, Acting Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service/NOAA
Karen St. Germain, Director Earth Science Division, NASA
Penny Chisholm,  Institute Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Biology, MIT
Brandy Armstrong,  physical oceanographer at The University of Southern Mississippi
Mandy Joye, Professor, University of Georgia in the Department of Marine Sciences

More about the film…

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.

Picture a Scientist was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM. The film is currently available for virtual community screenings, and plans are in progress for broadcast and streaming.


  • Jessica Taylor Jessica Taylor

    Posted: October 20, 2020 by Jessica Taylor at 9:08 AM CDT

    Thanks for sharing! I posted this discussion guide previously, but it's probably best to share it again here.

    Jessica Taylor
    NASA Langley Research Center, Science Directorate
    Bldg. 1250, M.S. 475
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199