Dan’s STEM Corner: LGBTQ+ in STEM

Happy Pride Month! This month we will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, especially by taking a look at the STEM field. Studies have shown that LGBTQ+ STEM professionals are more likely to experience career limitations, harassment, and professional devaluation than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. There are many ways to address this problem. One of the most important things we can all do is build a more welcoming community for everyone. Having a supportive and visible LGBTQ+ community or network goes a long way to making a field more inclusive and welcoming. Stop by the Tinkering Tank throughout the month of June to learn more about LGBTQ+ STEM professionals!