Film available from the Research Library: When You Picture a Scientist, Who do You See?
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States. These numbers are even lower for minority women. Despite the minimal news coverage, gender inequality continues to be no less prevalent in science than it is in corporate America.
However, a growing group of researchers are working to expose the longstanding biases that have resulted in this disparity. An inspiring new film documenting this venture is now available for all LANL staff and researchers to view streaming on-demand from the Research Library.
The film, 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.”