Multimedia

Impostor Syndrome

On 18th June we organised a lunchtime discussion about the impostor syndrome, where we showed two videos and engaged in a discussion about ways to deal with it.
Video 1 – Janet Sheppard explains how many academics struggle with feelings of inadequacy, and offers different options to help overcome them.
Video 2 – Sally Le Page talks about her experience with the impostor syndrome and how it affected her PhD.

#HeForShe

Video from our lunchtime discussion on 6th March to celebrate international women’s day. We screened Emma Watson’s speech in front of the UN and had a lively discussion about the #HeForShe campaign afterwards.

A Chemical Imbalance

A fantastic film and book, A Chemical Imbalance is a short documentary which celebrates female scientists and looks at why women are still so under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Highlighting some of the challenges still faced by women, A Chemical Imbalance warns that unconscious bias is perhaps our next biggest obstacle, and that much more needs to be done to achieve parity between the sexes. Unhelpful perceptions, child-care demands and achieving critical mass are just some of the issues explored.

She++ documentary on girls in Computer Science

Interesting video on women studying and working in computer science—confronting stereotypes and challenges

What Most Schools Don’t Teach

Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. Video by Code.org, starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.

Why Do I Study Physics?

A science communication project at Brown University Department of Physics; NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013 Jury Award; 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival

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