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The CMNS Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council and the Clark School Diversity Council cordially invite you to a

Virtual Screening of the Film
"Picture a Scientist"

Friday, November 13, 2020

3:00 p.m. Virtual Film Screening
4:30 p.m. Virtual Panel Discussion

Registration is required by 11/11 at

If you are unable to attend the 3 p.m. screening, the movie will be available for viewing from 11/12 at 5 p.m. until 11/15 at 5 p.m., but you must register by 11/11 to get the viewing link.


"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.



  • Robert Briber, Interim Dean of the Clark School of
    Engineering, UMD
  • Kimberly Jones, Professor and Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Howard University
  • Elisabeth Smela, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UMD
  • Ellen Williams, Distinguished University Professor of Physics/IPST/ESSIC, UMD


  • Alisa Clyne, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, UMD

This event is sponsored by the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

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