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Picture a Scientist

Picture a Scientist

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The documentary “Picture a Scientist” captures the groundbreaking movement led by researchers reshaping the future for women in science. Join biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring as they share their personal stories of triumph over harassment and subtle discrimination. From tight lab spaces to breathtaking field sites, meet leading experts in social science, neuroscience, and psychology, all contributing fresh insights on creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scientific community.

“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.


Watch “Picture a Scientist” on…

Apple TV

Amazon Prime


GEO Television


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