Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.
Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.
Women, Wonder, and White Matter: Women Neuroscientists Share Their Stories
October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join the St. Louis Pod of 500 Women Scientists as we screen the Emmy nominated film, “My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.” Dr. Diamond was one of the founders of modern neuroscience and her team was the first to find evidence of plasticity in the brain. Her engaging YouTube anatomy lectures have over 4.6 million views. This documentary highlights Dr. Diamond’s 60 year career researching the human brain, an endeavor she describes as “pure joy”.
Afterwards, stay for a brief talk and Q&A session by our very own Pod member, Dr. Heather Rice, from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean, trained in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Please bring your own snacks to eat and enjoy during this fun, inspiring, and educational event; a cash bar will be available.
All proceeds from ticket sales and donations go to benefit 500 Women Scientists, a 501(c)3 organization.