Our Future Scientists

Our Future Scientists

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

CUNY Graduate Center

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Join one of Science & the City's partner organizations, the Science & The Arts program at CUNY, for a screening of the new one-hour documentary Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist, by Richard and Carole Rifkind, about the struggle to become a scientist and the satisfaction of discovery. Mixing humor with heartbreak, the film tells an intensely dramatic story about a trio of irrepressible student scientists who are guided through the emotional ups and downs of a PhD training program by a tough but genial mentor.

A discussion with laboratory scientists that follows the screening will allow an exchange of ideas on what's needed to maintain an ample pipeline of future scientists.

Moderator:
Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio

Panelists:
Prof. Joy Hirsch, Columbia University
Prof. Ben Ortiz, Hunter College
Prof. Susan Zolla-Pazner, New York University

For more information or to register for this event, go to the CUNY Science & The Arts website.