MemrisTec Movie Night – Picture a Scientist

Gender inequality in science is a well-known phenomenon, e.g. for engineering domains in Germany. To compensate this, several activities of DFG and further institutions strive to support women to start studying these (e.g. STEM) subjects and/or stay in science. One result of the MemrisTec internal discussion was the setup of a MemrisTec Women Network discussing fitting measures to support women also with a limited budget.

To spotlight and discuss specifically the barriers of female researchers, some individuals from the MemrisTec Women Network invited friends to a Movie Night with the documentary „Picture a Scientist“ (2020, 93min). They met in small groups in different cities and discussed after watching the documentary how to better act locally to seal the “leaky pipeline”…

Chart from „Picture a Scientist“ (2020) with US data without further given details/sources.