Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national student society, dedicated to increasing the participation of people who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex, or ally (LGBTQ+) communities in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The primary function of oSTEM is to educate and foster leadership among STEM students from LGBTQ+ communities.
oSTEM has chapters from over 50 universities in the US. Some goals of oSTEM are:
(a) To serve and affirm people who identify as LGBTQ+.
(b) To promote the participation from and development of LGBTQ+ communities in STEM disciplines.
(c) To educate and develop students of STEM disciplines, preparing them for graduation.
(d) To support and contribute to the dynamic network sustained by oSTEM Incorporated.
(e) To provide education, outreach, and professional resources to local high schools when appropriate.
(f) To actively recruit and address the needs of diverse LGBTQ+ groups within the University community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to gender, gender identity or expression, and ethnic background.
Join us in solidarity to memorialize those in the transgender community that we have lost throughout the year. We will have areas to invoke discussion, as well as an opportunity to place a kind gesture on the center wreath to be displayed for the year. (TDOR is observed on November 20th officially.)
Join the Rainbow Center for a fun and relaxing way to unwind during finals week with finals cookies! Each semester, the PR/SM team holds this event in an effort to provide comfort to our patrons who may be feeling overwhelmed with finals. Come relax and enjoy some cookies and hot cocoa while you’re at it!