The conference is designed for people who work or study in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and identify as LGBTQ+. We aim to use the day to showcase work from diverse fields and to encourage collaborations between different departments, Universities, companies and subjects. We also welcome those who may not identify as LGBT but wish to discover and support the work that LGBTQ+ people are doing.
Registration deadline: 20 December 2019
Abstract deadline: 25 October 2019 (talks) or 29 November 2019 (posters)
The LGBTQ+ STEMinar offers a broad suite of submission types, form talks to posters, workshops to symposia. Specific guidelines will follow.
Research Oral Presentation
This is a presentation of your original research in a STEM discipline, typically around 15 minutes.
Professional Development Workshop
This is a workshop that is in order to provide professional development for researchers or potential researchers that work in STEM fields. This can be done in a wide way: through consultation, coaching, constructing a community of practice, lesson study, mentoring, technical assistance, etc. Proposals can achieve this in an LGBTQ environment such as the STEMinar through providing a workshop that helps STEM researchers that are LGBTQ identified progress in their careers, provide resources for aspiring STEM researchers at a more junior stage progress, provide resources for senior STEM researchers to become more trained in passing the torch to the next generation, etc.
Proposals that merely describe their personal path through STEM will be rejected as that is not productive in developing others’ careers and personal paths through STEM are dealt with through plenary talks. The key word here is workshop, and it is supposed to provide skills to the audience.
Public Engagement Workshops
Public engagement involves research specialists interacting with, developing the understanding of, listening to, and providing education of non-specialists. Proposed workshops should aid the audience in creating new ways to engage the public in the context of their STEM research.
Proposals that merely describe their personal path through engagement will be rejected as that is not productive in developing others’ careers. The key word here is workshop, and it is supposed to provide skills to the audience.
Posters typically will be a presentation of original research in a STEM discipline. Posters can be more broadly used to report data / projects in professional development or public engagement. For example, a poster about the LGBTQ Climate for Physical Sciences with statistical data was accepted last year.