Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Scientists for Eugene Pride 2018

Being inspired by the First International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) held on July 5th, 2018 and 500queerscientists.com , we have highlighted four prominent LGBTQ+ people in STEM for this year’s Eugene Pride celebration (week of August 11). Check out their contributions to science and technology and how they have lived as an out person in the STEM fields! Thanks for inspiring us and being out role models in STEM, Profs. Bertozzi, Conway, and Mavalvala and Alan Turing. Here’s to many more out STEMinists making impacts in their fields!

Seeking Board Nominations

LGBT+ in STEM is seeking board nominations for the 2018-2019 AY to fill a vacant seat on the board.

Our leadership board runs as an ad-hoc committee of 4 people. We meet about once a month to plan upcoming social events or educational events and discuss current issues at the cross-section of the LGBTQ+ community and the sciences.

Any graduate student, faculty, or staff in the sciences who identifies as LGBTQ+ may be nominated
Nominations can be peer or self nominated
Nominations are open from August 10 to August 24, 2018.

Nominees will be contacted by the board and asked to submit a few sentences about what you would bring to the board/LGBT+ in STEM organization and why you would like to be involved.

Questions? Email uo.lgbtinstem@gmail.com

 

Eugene Pride Week/Pride Kick-Off

Folx! Join us for lunch to kick-off Eugene Pride on Friday, August 10 at 12 pm in the EMU Falling Sky. A Friday lunch you say? Yes! Because it’s Summer and we know grad students, faculty, and staff are still on campus and need to eat lunch! We also LGBT+ in STEM decals for you! Some come socialize, kick off Eugene Pride, and grab a decal to share your rainbow brain.

Additionally, be on the look-out around the science complex for posters of LGBT+ scientists we admire! These posters are a way to create visibility throughout the sciences. If you would like a poster set to hang-up, please let us know. If you have a scientist you think we should profile, send us an email by Thursday, August 2.

Here’s to Eugene Pride!

Fun at DuckOUT

Lisa and Kenyon joined the greater UO LGBT+ community for the return of DuckOUT. We are looking forward to another meet up with members of the community outside of the sciences. Hopefully we’ll also see some of you on Monday at our first happy hour of spring term!

LGBT+ in STEM Monday at 6:30 at Elkhorn Brewery.