17 October, 2013

Queer in STEM in Minnesota Daily

Photo via Minnesota Daily

And there's yet more press coverage of the study this week, this time an article in Minnesota Daily, the campus paper at the University of Minnesota, which sent reporter Katelyn Faulks to the Bio-Diversity Brown-Bag Seminar:

Yoder presented the results of the survey at a College of Biological Sciences Bio-Diversity Brown Bag Series on Tuesday, where students, faculty and staff discussed the LGBT experience in the sciences at the University.

With the survey, Yoder said he hopes he can write recommendations for workplaces to be more accepting of diversity and quantify LGBTQ representation in science fields.

“For LGBTQ folks, we don’t even know if we’re underrepresented in sciences,” he said. “One of the basic motivations is to see who is out there.”

The article isn't necessarily an exact reflection of our views about the meaning of what we've found so far, but it does do a nice job connecting our findings to the personal experiences of individual scientists and science students across the University. You should go read the whole thing.