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Picture a Scientist: screening and panel discussion

On Thursday the 24th June at 7pm we will be hosting an online panel event to discuss the powerful documentary Picture a Scientist, as well as the experiences of women in STEM.

We are very pleased to confirm that the panel will include:

Simone Eizagirre Barker – Simone is a University of Cambridge PhD student with a research interest in magneto-optical properties of new quantum emitters

Dr Juliane Borchert – Juliane is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optoelectronics at the Cavendish Laboratory.

Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig – Aga is a Governing Body Fellow at Hughes Hall and a physicist by trade. She is currently the Director of Partnership Development at the Maxwell Centre.

Dr Kerry Mackereth – Christina Gaw Research Associate on the Gender & Technology Research Project, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

All registrants will be sent a link for the panel event by email.

The documentary will also be available to stream between the 23rd and 25th June – a link will sent to the email you provide during registration.

What is Picture a Scientist? 

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. Read more here

Our thanks also goes to the Hughes Hall postdoc community and the Cavendish Inspiring Womxn (CiW) for their support with this event – www.cavendishinspiringwomxn.co.uk/

To register please visit here