Picture a Scientist Screening and Panel Discussion

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A free virtual screening of the film Picture a Scientist will be offered March 1-7 for the Cal Poly community and local high schools. There will also be a panel discussion with the film director and two Cal Poly alumnae scientists on Thursday, March 4, 4-5 p.m.


  1. Free virtual screening of Picture a Scientist, a film about women scientists, the discrimination and harassment they face, and how they’re creating change–check out the trailer on the film’s website. Register to view the film here
  2. Panel discussion with the film director and Cal Poly alumnae scientists; Zoom link for panel discussion


Screening: March 1-7, Register Here

Panel: Thursday March 4, 4-5 p.m. Zoom link for panel discussion

How to participate:

  1. Register individually and watch the film. You must register to receive the link. Screening is for Cal Poly and local high schools only.
  2. Talk about it with your club, friends, fraternity/sorority, or any other group. A discussion guide is attached and will be sent with the link to the film. 
  3. Send a screenshot of the discussion to cosam@calpoly.edu and receive “Cal Poly supports women in science” stickers!
  4. Attend the panel discussion on March 4, 4-5 p.m. Zoom link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/81515716597

You can also join two discussion sessions offered by the College of Science and Mathematics:

Wednesday, March 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/89498034624

Thursday, March 4, UU hour 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/82486581183

Important links:

Register to view the film

Attend the panel discussion

More information on the screening

Film trailer

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