Mark your calendars. Now.
BBI, in collaboration with the UW’s Women in Genome Sciences (WiGS), will host a screening on March 9 at 3 pm of the documentary, “Picture a Scientist.” The film “chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists,” according to film’s website.
The 95-minute documentary takes viewers “from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations,” and chronicles the lives of social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, who offer observations and insights on ways the sciences can be more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
After the screening, the WiGS will host a discussion of the film.
“While the documentary focuses on women, we intend to broaden the discussion to include people of color, transgender, genderqueer, neurodivergent, and differently abled people into the film, and how it relates to their experiences,” said BBI Project Manager Stephanie Balcaitis, who is managing the event.
WiGS strives to increase inclusivity for women and underrepresented minorities in the UW’s Department of Genome Sciences.
For more information and to register for the screening