LGBTQ in STEM: National Survey

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jeremy Yoder, a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota; and Allison Mattheis, who just accepted a faculty position in the College of Education at California State University Los Angeles, are interested in understanding and improving the climate for LGBTQ faculty, staff, and graduate students in the sciences.

This led to the idea of developing and conducting a systematic, nationwide survey of LGBTQ folks in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), asking basic questions to identify who we are, what fields we work in, how our careers compare to those of our straight peers, and how our identities interact with our chosen work.

To begin to answer those questions, they initiated an online survey of LGBTQ folks working in STEM. If you're LGBTQ, have completed at least a bachelor's or technical degree, and are working in STEM in any capacity — grad school, the tenure track, corporate R&D, the nonprofit sector, or science communication — they want to hear from you, and they need your help to collect a comprehensive sample.

You can take the survey and learn how to help spread the word right here. Thanks in advance!