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The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 6 pm

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Michigan Technological University – in collaboration with Iowa State University, Western Michigan University and North Dakota State University – is hosting a virtual film and panel discussion to enhance awareness of gender bias and continued lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This virtual event will take place on Thursday, February 25 beginning at 6 p.m. ET. A screening of the film, “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science," will be followed by a panel discussion.


"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" is a short documentary film that demonstrates the competencies and passions of female paleontologists and how this unfair, gendered stereotype can be easily diminished with the donning of a beard. How, with some well-placed facial hair, any female scientist can be perceived as equally rugged, tough and determined. With insights into the benefits of scientific careers for women, a glimpse at professional role models, and a positive dose of wit, the Bearded Lady Project is invested in changing the face of science, and encouraging a new generation of women to focus on a career in this eld of study.


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