The Gender Chip Project Evening Screening and Panel Discussion
Evening Screening and Panel Discussion
Filmmaker Helen De Michiel introduces the screening and participates in a panel discussion afterward. What are some of the challenges that women face when entering the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering? What structures are in place to ensure that women and other underrepresented groups are given a fair chance to succeed in these areas? Commissioned by the Wexner Center in 1997 as one of four Class of 2001 media arts residency projects, Helen De Michiel's documentary The Gender Chip Project explores these questions through the stories of five extraordinary young women at Ohio State. The film follows them over the course of four years as they try to succeed in their respective fields while navigating the always-complicated life of a college student. (video, 54 mins.)
Following this evening's screening, please join us for a panel discussion on some of the issues raised in the film. Moderated by Lisa S. Courtice, Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management of The Columbus Foundation, the panel includes Karen A. Holbrook, President of The Ohio State University; Diane L. Foster, Assistant Professor in Ohio State's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science; Joyce M. Durnford, Research Leader, Biosystems, at Battelle*; Lisa M. Chambers, State Director of TECH CORPS Ohio; and filmmaker Helen De Michiel.
You are also invited to join us before the screening at 6 pm for a reception in Mershon Auditorium Lobby.
Groups planning to attend this evening's session, please call the Patron Services Desk at (614) 292-3535.
Ms. Durnford was unable to attend. Kay Bea Jones, Associate Professor in Ohio State's Knowlton School of Architecture, participated in her stead.
AdmissionFree for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Promotional support for today's events provided by Time Warner Cable and WOSU Public Media. Special thanks to the Gidget Consortium for additional support.
Class of 2001 projects received funding from the Wexner Center Residency Award Program; the National Endowment for the Arts; The Ohio State University Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs; The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.; and the Ohio Arts Council.