2012 Out to Innovate

Out to Innovate2012, the second of NOGLSTP’s signature career summits for LGBTQIA people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and hosted by oSTEM at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center, was held successfully October 13-14. It brought together over 160 people including 100 students from across the country to share their stories, learn about mentoring opportunities, and provide encouragement as they navigate their career paths. Battelle Memorial Institute was a proud Founding Sponsor, hosting an opening reception, along with Event Sponsor Owens Corning who hosted a reception and research facility tour on the Friday afternoon prior to the Out to Innovate. Other notable sponsors were eBay, Genentech, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, American Chemical Society, Clorox, Dow, GE Aviation, Honda R&D, National Security Agency, Procter and Gamble, Texas Instruments, Campus Pride, Diverse Scholars.org, oSTEM at OSU, Point Foundation, Trevor Project, ScienceCareers.org, and three generous individual donors. Several sponsors also donated student travel scholarships for those coming from afar. There were 15 well attended workshops, a motivational speech by Kei Koizumi from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, a keynote address by MIT Professor of Astrophysics, Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, a 2010 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, and an exciting panel of Out and Accomplished Featured Speakers Panel and Discussion. Saturday evening, NOGLSTP hosted their 2012 Recognition Awards reception and gala dinner to honor Dr. Martin Lo, Charles W. Lickel, and Dr. Mark Pope, recipients of Scientist, Engineer, and Educator of the Year respectively. The next day was a fast and furious career fair, resume writing session, and poster contest highlighting 15 up and coming LGBTQIA student projects. The weekend ended all too soon, leaving everyone eager for the next Out to Innovate in 2014.

NOGLSTP-photos's 2012-OutToInnovate album on Photobucket

All Photo credits: Guy Robinson

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  • 2013 NOGLSTP at AAAS Annual Meeting – Boston
  • 2012 Out to Innovate
  • 2012 NOGLSTP at AAAS Annual Meeting – Vancouver BC
  • 2012 Columbus Pride
  • 2011 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – Washington DC
  • 2011 Indy PRIDE
  • 2010 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – San Diego
  • 2010 Out to Innovate LGBT STEM Career Summit – Los Angeles
  • 2009 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting- Chicago
  • 2008 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – Boston
  • 2007 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – San Francisco
  • 2007 AAAS Symposium – San Francisco
  • 2006 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – St. Louis
  • 2005 SWE Conference – Anaheim
  • 2005 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – Washington DC
  • 2005 AAAS Symposium News Conference – Washington DC
  • 2004 Recognition Awards and Annual Meeting – Seattle
  • 2003 NOGLSTP Board of Directors
  • 2002 AAAS Reception and Annual Meeting – Boston
  • 2001 Pasadena Pride
  • 2001 AAAS Reception and Annual Meeting – San Francisco
  • 2000 Pasadena Pride
  • 2000 AAAS Reception – Washington DC
  • 1999 AAAS Reception – Anaheim
  • 1998 FASEB Dinner Out – San Francisco
  • 1998 AAAS Reception – Philadelphia
  • 1997 Pasadena Pride
  • 1997 AAAS Symposium Dinner – Seattle
  • 1996 Dinner Out – Baltimore
  • 1996 A Visit From Elvis
  • 1994 AAAS Symposium – San Francisco
  • 1987 March on Washington
  • 1986 AAAS Poster Session