The Society for Biomaterials (SFB) is partnering with the Tissuse Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) to host a discussion on the issues presented in the recent documentary “Picture a Scientist” on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 12 noon Eastern.
SNOPSIS: “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 harrassment 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.
We will send out the screening link for the movie to registered attendees and it is also available on Netflix, PBS and other platforms. Our discussion will focus on some of the specific issues raised in the film with clips replayed during the joint webinar, but we encourage you to watch the film in its entirety before the discussion. The panel discussion is schedule for two hours.