Women Leadership in Marine Technology and Science

Picture a Scientist film screening and panel 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.


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 as well as an opportunity to participate in an interactive panel discussion.

Register for access to view the film anytime between 12:00 pm (EST) on October 20, 2020- 12:00 pm (EST) on October 23, 2020.

Register to attend an interactive panel discussion lead by women in ocean science on October 21, 2020 – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (EST).

Nicole LeBoeuf, Acting Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA
Karen St. Germain, Division Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Penny Chisholm, Institute Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Biology, MIT
Brandy Armstrong, staff physical oceanographer, University of Southern Mississippi
Mandy Joye, Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

Partners: MTS, GoMRI, NOAA, NASA and OES


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