Picture a Scientist Film Screening

In honor of Wonder Woman Day on October 21st, we are excited to announce that MTS, along with partners GoMRI, NOAA, NASA, and OES, are offering a FREE screening of the recently released Tribeca Film Festival documentary, Picture a Scientist. The screening is open to all registered OCEANS attendees (up to 1000 seats), but you must register to attend the screening.

Once registered, you’ll have 72 hours to view the film, starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 20th and going through 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 23rd.

In addition to the screening, attendees are invited to join us for a live panel discussion on the film on October 21st from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EDT. The panel will feature prominent women in science. Registration for the panel discussion is separate; please register here.

Read more about the film below, and please register to join us for this important discussion!

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 distribution in the coming months.

Learn more about the movie.