Picture a Scientist

Athena Cinema Athens, OH


Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney

Directors/producers of PICTURE A SCIENTIST


Raychelle Burks

Professor of Analytical Chemistry, St. Edward's University


Nancy Hopkins

Professor of Biology at MIT


Jane Willenbring

Professor of Geology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

moderated by

Molly Webster

Senior correspondent, RadioLab

Picture a Scientist— PICTURE A SCIENTIST at Athena Cinema

At this in-person screening, Athena Cinema shares the recorded panel discussion from the PICTURE A SCIENTIST film debut, featuring the filmmakers and scientists featured in the documentary. The Q&A is hosted by RadioLab's Molly Webster.

Athena Cinema Athens, OH

Film Synopsis

Through their personal stories and thoroughly researched data, three scientists discuss the deeply entrenched problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality against women that are no less prevalent in science than they are in pop culture and corporate America.

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.