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Picture a Scientist

October 26 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to high school students in grades 9-12 ONLY! Look for Cafe login information in your email confirmation.
If you’re a high school teen who likes science, you won’t want to miss this interactive virtual Science Cafe for Teens featuring a screening of the documentary film, Picture a Scientist, an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Following the screening, ask your questions of three local women scientists who share their experiences and stories as women in science along with advice for overcoming bias, obstacles, and hardships, and with tips for persevering in STEM.
THE PROGRAM
6:00 pm – 6:20 pm: Cafe Icebreaker (Kahoot)
6:20 pm – 8:00 pm: Film
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A with St. Louis Women in Science
THE FILM
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers 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.
THE PANELISTS
Bohemaa Adu-Oppong, Ph.D., Field Bioinformatics Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sophia Hayes, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Natalie Johnson, Brewing Director North America, Anheuser-Busch