Picture a Scientist — FRESH DATES

Documentary Film Shows Premier Women in the Sciences


Complimentary Virtual Screening: 12PM, Friday, April 16–11:59PM, Monday, April 19

Live Panel Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 3:30PM, Zoom Link: https://sou.zoom.us/j/83369122989

The Provost’s Office at Southern Oregon University, in conjunction with the STEM Division, is hosting a complimentary virtual screening of the documentary, “Picture a Scientist”. You will be able to view the film anytime after 12 PM on Friday, April 16, through Monday, April 19, 11:59PM.

Following the screening, SOU X-Factor, a group that supports the advancement of underrepresented faculty at SOU, will lead a virtual live panel discussion focusing on how we can work together to recognize and address bias, inequities, and discriminatory practices (Tuesday, April 20, 3:30 PM, Zoom Link: https://sou.zoom.us/j/83369122989).

Although there is no charge to view the film, registration is required. Click here to go directly to a short Google registration form. Watch your email Friday morning, April 16, for information on how to log into the virtual screening room and join the virtual panel discussion.

After viewing the film, please join SOU X-Factor for the live panel discussion with:


  • Emily Reeder, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Hala Schepmann, Chair of Chemistry and Physics, Professor of Chemistry


  • Alma Rosa Alvarez, Professor of English
  • Alison Burke, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Brie Paddock, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Jacki Strenio, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Sue Walsh, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Communication

PICTURE A SCIENTIST, an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, is a feature-length documentary chronicling 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. Here is a link to the Trailer and more information about the film.

CONTENT WARNING: This film documents repeated instances of sexual harassment, physical assault, racism, and sexism that are experienced by women in the film. These depictions may be difficult to watch and could be triggering for those for whom these issues have personal meaning.



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