Picture a Scientist Screening and Live Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 24, 7-8 p.m.
When you picture a scientist, who do you see? The face of science is slowly changing for the better, but we still have work to do. Join us for a panel discussion inspired by the 2020 documentary, ‘Picture a Scientist’! This documentary follows the lived experiences of three women researchers in STEM, detailing their mistreatment ranging from microaggressions to extreme harassment. This compelling documentary is important for everyone to see so that we as a society can move towards equity for all marginalized genders and communities in STEM.
This event is open to all students, faculty and staff at MUN. Instructions on how to stream this important documentary asynchronously before attending the panel discussion will be sent to you upon registration. If you have any problems with accessing the documentary, simply send an email to email@example.com and we will be happy to help you!
The panel discussion is on June 24th from 7-8 PM NDT on Zoom. Our panelists are:
Dr. Sherri Christian, Associate Professor
Dr. Christian is an associate professor cross-appointed to the Department of Biochemistry and the Faculty of Medicine. Her research focuses on how cells respond to, and influence, their environment. More specifically, her lab studies the cell surface molecule CD24 and the interactions between fat cells and cancer cells.
Dr. Kris Poduska, Professor and Department Head (Physics)
Dr. Poduska is a professor and department head of the Department of Physics. Her research focuses on how structural order affects the magnetic, optical, electronic, or mechanical properties of solid materials. She enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams and using physics to makes complex problems more tractable.
Mona El-Tahan, Professional Engineer and Founding Member of WISE NL
Mona is a professional engineer and entrepreneur, currently working as an independent consultant. She is the founder of WISE NL, the provincial organization for women in science and engineering. Mona has consistently dedicated her time to outreach activities and is a strong advocate for women in engineering.
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Presented by Women in Science and Engineering Society