UF department of neuroscience celebrates diversity month

UF department of neuroscience celebrates week 1 of diversity month with various events, panels and honors throughout the week of April 5-10, 2021.

In conjunction with the College of Medicine’s Diversity Week, the Department of Neuroscience hosted a screening and discussion of the film Picture a Scientist on Tuesday, April 6th. Faculty, students, and postdocs were able to tune in virtually or enjoy a socially distanced in-person viewing with dinner provided. Thank you to all who participated and offered insight into overcoming obstacles to diversity!

'Picture A Scientest' panel and discussion
‘Picture A Scientist’ panel and discussion

This documentary 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.

From cramped laboratories at MIT to spectacular field stations, the film encounters 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.

Other events from Diversity Month so far have included a gift card raffle, a giveaway, and more! See picture below for more details.