CS-IDEA Committee Presents: Picture a Scientist Movie Night
How do you picture a typical scientist?
The CS-IDEA Committee will be exploring this question with a screening of Picture a Scientist. The event is open to all CS&E students, faculty, and researchers. Pizza and beverages will be provided. The event is free; please RSVP by 12/1/23.
The Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E) department is committed to supporting and recruiting a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty and helping everyone in this community to thrive. This requires deliberate work to build an inclusive and supportive environment for those from historically underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds. The Computer Science Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (CS-IDEA) committee aims to attract and retain diverse students, staff, and faculty in computer science and engineering and help all students, staff, and faculty thrive within the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
5:30 p.m. - Pizza
6 p.m. - Movie Screening
7:45 p.m. - 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.