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Teen Science Cafe: Picture a Scientist—documentary film screening and panel discussion

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 PM-9:00 PM


Academy of Science – Zoom

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to all high school students in grades 9-12! Scroll down to register below. Deadline to register is Monday, Oct 26, 4p.m., CST. Look for Cafe login information in your email confirmation.

PLEASE NOTE: A separate liability waiver must also be completed by a parent/guardian for each attending teen. Waiver access is via the black tab in the lower right of your screen.

If you’re a high school teen who likes science, you won’t want to miss this interactive virtual Science Cafe for Teens featuring a screening of the documentary film, Picture a Scientist, an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Following the screening, ask your questions of three local women scientists who share their experiences and stories as women in science along with advice for overcoming bias, obstacles, and hardships, and with tips for persevering in STEM.


NOTE: Please plan to log into Zoom at 5:50 p.m., CST, 10 minutes before the Cafe start time! You will be placed in a Waiting Room before being allowed access to the Cafe.

6:00 pm – 6:20 pm: Cafe Icebreaker (Kahoot)
6:20 pm – 8:00 pm: Film
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A with St. Louis Women in Science


PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers 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.


Bohemaa Adu-Oppong, Ph.D., Field Bioinformatics Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sophia Hayes, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Natalie Johnson, Brewing Director North America, Anheuser-Busch

Picture a Scientist is a Gateway Teen Science Cafe Event of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis presented in partnership with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Teen Science Cafe is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.


Monday, October 26, 2020
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
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