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.

Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio

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.