We welcome proposals from all members of the LGBTQA+ and/or STEM community – especially proposals which explore intersections of identities and highlight marginalized perspectives. We encourage our students, sponsors, professionals, and all interested in furthering our mission to submit a proposal for our upcoming Conference this November in Houston.
oSTEM is dedicated to providing programming that is directed at both LGBTQA+ students and professionals in a variety of STEM fields. Programs that highlight the following have been requested by conference attendees:
Sharing Technical Experiences and Expertise
data science, applied mathematics, industry and academic research, environmental sciences
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