2013: AAAS Career Development Workshop: Navigating LGBT Issues in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Saturday, February 16, 2013: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Presented at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston

This session will include a roundtable discussion on being open as a 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 from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientist and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) “Out to Innovate 2012” LGBT STEM Summit workshops will be presented, including ways to improve campus and employment/professional workplace environment through “safe space” programs, employee resource groups, and visibility. NOGLSTP programming to provide role models of successful LGBT scientific and technical professionals, fostering networking and mentoring, will be shared. NOGLSTP is an AAAS affiliate.

Coordinator: Rochelle Diamond, California Institute of Technology
Presenters: Amy A. Ross, NOGLSTP, and Barbara Belmont, NOGLSTP