2015: Career Development Workshop: Finding Your Compass with LGBT Issues in STEM

Friday, 13 February 2015: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Presented at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose CA

A roundtable discussion will be presented on being open as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) on campus and in the scientific and technical workplace. The relative state of LGBT equality will be discussed. Perspectives gained from the Joint Fourth oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) Annual Conference and NOGLSTP’s Out to Innovate2014 Summit will be presented, including ways to improve campus and employment/professional workplace environments, mentoring resources for students and professionals, employee resource groups, and networking opportunities for LGBTQ people in STEM. NOGLSTP is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) STEM professorial society and AAAS affiliated organization. oSTEM is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in STEM fields.

Coordinator:
Rochelle A. Diamond, National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
Presenters: AP Fritts, oSTEM; Barbara Belmont, NOGLSTP; and Rochelle A. Diamond, NOGLSTP