The Queer in STEM 2.0 survey finished collecting responses over the Christmas holiday, with a total of 3,884 participants! Many thanks to everyone who shared their experiences with us. We’ll begin analysis soon, and keep you updated on our findings right here on the project blog.
The response to the new Queer in STEM survey has been fantastic — so far we’ve had thousands of responses from LGBTQ and straight-identified professionals working in every STEM field, across both academia and industry. But we’re not closing the survey yet, and if you haven’t taken it, we hope you will soon!
In particular, we’ve found that only a tiny fraction of participants say they’ve taken the original Queer in STEM survey. That’s disappointing, because we’re hoping that returning respondents can help us understand how conditions have changed since 2012, when the survey ran. Just think about how much the social and legal experiences of LGBTQ folks have changed in those few years! So, to make things absolutely clear: even if you took the 2012 Queer in STEM survey, we want to hear from you again.
We also, of course, want to hear from more new participants of all identities — gay, lesbian, bi, straight, trans, and cisgender. So if you haven’t responded, please take the survey. If you know folks who should respond — literally anyone working in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics — please send them the link, and spread the word on social media! For that, you can use the shortlink to the survey page: http://bit.ly/queerSTEM2.
The survey closes after the end of the fall semester, so time is running out! Thanks to everyone who’s responded so far, and thanks in advance to the rest of you.