29 April, 2014

Queer in STEM mini-symposium Monday, 19 May at CalState Los Angeles

Thanks to a generous intramural grant from California State University Los Angeles, Jeremy will be traveling to LA in a few weeks so we can plan the next steps of the Queer in STEM study in person. And, while we're all in one place, we'd love to meet with local friends of the project. So:

You are invited to a discussion about issues of workplace and educational climate for LGBTQ individuals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to be held on the Cal State L.A. Campus on May 19, 2014. We will meet for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Alhambra Room (305) of the CSULA Student Union to engage in a critical conversation about the state of research on these topics in STEM fields, and to brainstorm ways to move efforts forward to make campus spaces and workplaces more inclusive.

Following lunch, there will be a public research presentation open to students, faculty and staff, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., also in the Alhambra Room (here's the flyer for that presentation).

The long-term goal of this project is to work together to improve the experiences of students, faculty, staff, and industry professionals. This event is coordinated by Allison Mattheis (CSULA faculty in the Charter College of Education) and Jeremy Yoder (Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Biology, University of Minnesota), collaborators on the Queer in STEM research project.

Lunch and parking will be paid for through a CSULA Office of Research Development faculty grant. If you can join us for lunch on May 19, please RSVP here.

If you are unable to join us but would like to be involved in future conversations please email Allison.