2017-08-30: Nominations Opened for 2018 LGBTQ+ STEM Professionals Recognition Awards

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF GAY AND LESBIAN SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS
Contact: TJ Ronningen
Pasadena, CA 91109
www.noglstp.org

PRESS RELEASE. For immediate release. Nominations Opened for 2018 LGBTQ STEM Professionals Recognition Awards

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Announces Opening of Nominations for 2018 Awards

Pasadena, CA, August 30, 2017

Today, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) is proud to announce that nominations are open for their 2018 recognition awards for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+ ) professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Nominations remain open through October 31, 2017, and the awards will be presented in February 2018 during a NOGLSTP event at the annual AAAS Meeting in Austin.

The NOGLSTP recognition awards honor, identify, and document the contributions of outstanding LGBTQ+ STEM professionals. Previous award recipients include research scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, and more from academic, government, non-profit, and commercial backgrounds.
The 2018 awards will recognize an LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year, LGBTQ+ Engineer of the Year, and LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year. The 2018 awards will recognize an LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year, LGBTQ+ Engineer of the Year, and LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year. In addition, NOGLSTP annually recognizes the sustained service of an outstanding member-volunteer with the Walt Westman award, named after a NOGLSTP founder. Nominees and awardees have made outstanding contributions to their fields and serve as role models to future generations of STEM professionals.

Award and nomination details are available at http://www.noglstp.org/programs-projects/recognition-awards/ . For more information about the awards, contact the recognition awards chair, TJ Ronningen, at tj.ronningen at NOGLSTP dot org. For more information about NOGLSTP, contact Rochelle Diamond, NOGLSTP chair, at chair at NOGLSTP dot org.


About NOGLSTP
NOGLSTP was established in 1980, incorporated in the state of California in 1991, and was granted IRS 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status in 1992. NOGLSTP is a professional society that educates and advocates for LGBTQ people in STEM. NOGLSTP presents educational symposia and workshops nationwide and fosters dialog with other professional societies, academia, and industry to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. NOGLSTP is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a participating professional society in the MentorNetĀ® Affiliated Partners Plus program, a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, an endorsing society of National Engineers Week, a founding member of the DiscoverE (formerly EWeek) Diversity Council, a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, an American Chemical Society Diversity Programs Partner,a partnering organization of the National Research Mentoring Network, and a Diversity Partner with DiversityComm.