On the 16th May, the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics collaborated with other ARC centre's around the country to host a local screening of the film  'Picture a Scientist' at the QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Garden's Point Campus, followed by a live-streamed panel discussion from the University of Sydney.

Brought to audiences as a Women in STEM initiative from the Australian Academy of Science, ‘Picture a Scientist’ is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences – overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights – to revolutionise the culture of science.

The panel live-steamed from the University of Sydney featured esteemed researchers to share their experiences of being a woman in science, perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all, and to promote their myriad career pathways and opportunities - science is much more adventurous, creative, and exciting than you may think with many opportunities in niche fields. Panel members included: Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales; Professor Hala Zreiqat AM FAA FTSE FAHMS FRSN FIOR (Moderator and Convenor) - The University of Sydney;  Maya Anderson (Moderator) - The University of Sydney; Professor Simon Bronitt - The University of Sydney;  Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop AO FAA- The University of Queensland; Professor Jennifer Barrett - The University of Sydney; Professor Rae Cooper AO - The University of Sydney; and Monet Trevisan - The University of Sydney.

We at the centre were proud to co-present the screening as a collaborative initiative with other STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) ARC Training Centres from around Australia, including the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics; Australian Cobotics Centre; QUT Centre for Robotics; QUT Centre for Material Science; QUT Centre for Data Science; Centre for Biomedical Technologies; QUT Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health ; QUT Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy; QUT Centre for Healthcare Transformation.

The screening was opened by the Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT, Professor Margaret Sheil AO and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) Distinguished Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, with a crowd of over 50 attendees and hundreds tuning in online for the panel discussion.

Thank you to everyone that attended the QUT screening and panel discussion. It was wonderful to network with you all and to dream big when it comes to the future of women in STEMM.