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Out in STEM

Panel discussion

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Diversity Conference 2015 Programme

As part of the Royal Society’s commitment to increasing diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the Society is participating in this year’s LGBT History Month with a discussion on how to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual identities (LGBT+) when creating inclusive environments. Is being out an option for the LGBT STEM students and staff in your environment both in academia and in industry?  A full programme and list of speakers will follow shortly.

Join us for this round table discussion which will include the topics:

  1. In the lab, on a rig, in the field or in the office, what are the implications of different science environments when it comes to coming out?
  2. Is STEM an accessible career path for LGBT+ young people, can the lab be a refuge from your identity, or is it only those who come out later in life who choose STEM?
  3. Do LGBT+ people in STEM careers need specific support, if so in what ways?
  4. What good practice have you seen in your education or work environment for LGBT+ people?
  5. Top suggestion from you (email diversity@royalsociety.org with your topic of choice)

Panellists will introduce the evening with an answer to the question "Choosing to be out in the workplace or when studying – what influences that choice?"

Refreshments will be served, please inform us of any dietary needs.

The Royal Society is an accessible building, please let us know (diversity@royalsociety.org) if you have any specific access requirements.

In partnership with Diversity Role Models.

Schedule of talks

09 February

Panel 18:30-19:00

Panel

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18:30-19:30 Introductions

Peter Coles
Kevin Coutinho
Fran Cowling
Joseph Hollis
Samantha Jayne Nelson
Nadine Thompson
Tom Welton
Jamila Barrett

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Out in STEM

The Society is participating in this year’s LGBT History Month with a discussion on how to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual identities (LGBT+) when creating inclusive environments.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK