NOVA: Picture a Scientist DVD

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Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But a growing group of researchers is exposing longstanding discrimination and making science more inclusive.
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Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But a growing group of researchers is exposing longstanding discrimination and making science more inclusive.

Science has provided humanity with invaluable technologies, lifesaving medicines and awe-inspiring discoveries. But there is also a dark reality to the field: gender and racial discrimination that have persisted for generations. Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But there is a growing group of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists, provide New Perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.

Producer: Laurie Cahalane, Manette Pottle, Ian Cheney, Sharon Shattuck
Executive Producer: Amy Brand, Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt
Production Company: Uprising LLC
Production Year: 2021
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-14
Director: Ian Cheney, Sharon Shattuck
Actors: Nancy Hopkins, Raychelle Burks, Jane Willenbring, Kuheli Dutt
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Jean A.
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5.0 star rating
01/25/22
Fascinating and alarming factual narratives
Review by Jean A. on 01/25/22 review stating Fascinating and alarming factual narratives
As a viewer who was active in laboratory science during the time when these women started their careers, I was immediately drawn into their narratives, and recognized many of their experiences as true. This film does not exaggerate or accuse; it reports. Even better it follows the individual stories over time to reveal outcomes and to make constructive suggestions for why and how diversity can enrich the scientific pursuit.


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