Networking and Affiliations

Part of the NOGLSTP Mission is to foster professional networking and peer support. This is accomplished by

  • hosting receptions at professional society meetings,
  • encouraging geographical and professional clusters of NOGLSTP members to activate as regional and caucus affiliates,
  • facilitating mentor/protege connections through MentorNet’s One-on-One Mentoring program,
  • providing opportunities for NOGLSTP members to communicate with one another through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, NOGLSTP OutList, and NOGLSTP e-list
  • promoting other technoqueer organizations and employee resource groups, and
  • initiating and maintaining affiliations with other professional societies.


NOGLSTP regularly hosts receptions for LGBTQ+ folk at the Annual Meeting of American Association for Advancement of Science, the Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society, and others. We also promote LGBTQ-outreach activities organized by our members at other professional society meetings. Go to the Meetings Section to find out what is coming up soon.

Instead of Chapters, NOGLSTP has Regional and Caucus groups. Go to the Regional and Caucus Group section for details and links to our current affiliates.

The NOGLSTP OutList is a roster of NOGLSTP members who are interested in professional networking. The NOGLSTP e-list is an email discussion group. NOGLSTP’s Facebook group is for social networking, and NOGLSTP’s LinkedIn group is for professional networking. The OutList, e-list, Facebook and LinkedIn groups are for dues-paying NOGLSTP members only, links to which may be found in the member profile area after logging in to NOGLSTP Member Services via our Member Services and Benefits page.

We try to be aware of other technoqueer groups. Some of these groups are loosely organized LGBTQ+ folk within a professional society. Others were the inspiration or even the driving force behind the original organizing of NOGLSTP over a quarter century ago. Links to these groups can be found in the Other Technoqueer Organizations section.

Because we scientists and technical professionals find ourselves being defined by what we do for a living, support in our workplace environment very important. For this reason, NOGLSTP tries to network with LGBTQ+ Employee Resource groups at companies that employ scientists, engineers, and other high tech professionals. Links to these groups can be found in the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups section.


NOGLSTP is an affiliate society of American Association for the Advancement of Science, and provides a representative to AAAS Section X, the Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering. NOGLSTP and Section X members have collaborated many times to present scientific symposia of mutual interest.

NOGLSTP is a participating professional society in the MentorNet® Affiliated Partners Plus program. This means that our student members can enroll — for free — as proteges in MentorNet’s One-on-One on-line mentoring program. Follow this link for more information about the NOGLSTP Mentoring Program.

NOGLSTP is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, and has recently entered into a recipricol membership discount agreement with NPA. People who join or pay dues to NOGLSTP and NPA at the same time get a discount on their dues.

NOGLSTP is an endorsing society of National Engineers Week, and participates in E-Week’s yearly Global Marathon webcast. In addition, NOGLSTP is a founding member of the E-Week Diversity Council.

NOGLSTP is a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, an organization of over 550 higher education, research, and health care employers with thousands of career opportunities in the scientific and technical professions. HERC members are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and to helping dual-career couples find satisfying jobs within a commutable distance.

NOGLSTP is a Diversity Partner of American Chemical Society, the world’s largest single subject professional society.