Film Series: Women Scientists

Wednesdays, 10 am - 12 pm

Facilitator: Arnie Kaplan

Women have made vast contributions to science. However, misogyny often damaged their health, recognition, publication record, and positions. Join us for a series of documentaries and biopics to highlight both women scientists’ achievements and the harassment they endured.  Learn about the discovery of Polonium and Radium by Marie Curie and the attempt to deny credit for the determination of DNA structure to Rosalind Franklin. We will also view Temple Grandin, which portrays the life of an autistic woman who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock. Picture of a Scientist paints a stirring portrait of the inequalities women face in science.

The course features a special guest presentation by Dr. Ursula Goodenough, Member of the National Academy of Science and mother of 5.

The series is dedicated to Dr Beverly Peterkofsky, who took time out of her research, while she was pregnant, to teach the facilitator the basics of biochemical research.

WednesdaysSeptember 27 – November 15, 202310 am – 12 pmIn-person
WashU West Campus
Registration opens August 29th