RESPECT @ EPFL: Picture a scientist - Film Screening & Round Table Discussion


Event details

Date 11.11.2021 13:0014:00  
Speaker Professor Sarah Springman | ETH Rector Professor Kathryn Hess | EPFL Associate vice president for student affairs and outreach Dr Monika Keller, Advisor/Coach | ETH Advice and Conciliation Service Respect Dr Mark Anthony | AVETH Diversity Coordinator Ayush Agarwal | EPFL PhD Student Representative
Location Online
Category Public Science Events
Event Language English
Panel discussion: Thursday, 11 November 2021, 13-14h with zoom

Film Screening: available for individual online screening from Sat, 6.11.21. to Fri, 12.11.21.
Important: Please note that you are required to watch the film “Picture a scientist” before the panel discussion. The individual online screening is available from 6 to 12 November 2021 - please register here

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 obvious 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.
In the panel discussion, the panellists will share their views on discrimination and discuss how science can become a more diverse and welcoming place for everybody.
Key topics:
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • How can science become a more diverse place?
Please note: 
  • This event is designed for a limited number (400) of participants: first come, first served. A waitlist will be created once the limit is surpassed.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required



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