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Women in Film & Video

April 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Women in Film 2017

A Series of Short Documentaries Focusing On Science by Marilyn & Hal Weiner, and Lauren Knapp.


Meet Tracy Harvey: The Next Generation of Oceanographers
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Tracy Harvey has always been fascinated by marine and fresh water ecosystems. She brings that passion to her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Marine Science.

I Was Told To Be A Florist… Instead I Became A Scientist
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
These women overcame discouragement and followed their dreams of having academic careers in science. All have achieved great success as professors and funded researchers.

Discovery: Amy Wallace and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Amy Wallace is a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Part of her studies includes examining fish allantois, otoliths (ear stones), and eye lenses to see impacts on fish populations after the Deepwater Horizon event.

Close Encounters With A Sperm Whale
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
Professor Scott Socolofsky (Texas A&M University) witnesses an unexpected visitor of the cetacean kind while conducting deep-sea research in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Star Trek Effect
Screenscope – Marilyn & Hal Weiner
During a break from discussing their serious academic endeavors, Dr. Tamay Özgökmen (University of Miami) and Dr. Chris Reddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) light-heartedly impart how the television series “Star Trek” inspired them to pursue science and how it still guides them today.

Science for the Masses
Lauren Knapp
Two citizen scientists challenge the monolith of the scientific industry through their own open source experimentation, all from the comfort of their garage.


April 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Film Room – 3rd Floor