Wednesday 21st February 2024
IN-PERSON AND ONLINE
What is STEM, LGBTQ & You?
STEM, LGBTQ & You is the UK regional oSTEM Inc. conference, and aims to bring LGBTQ+ STEM people together, whilst also helping educate our allies.
The conference includes presentations from LGBTQ+ people studying and working in STEM, about their work and research, their LGBTQ+ and / or STEM journeys, and the experiences they have had along the way.
We also host a panel discussion. This year, we are discussing the topic of medicine - in line with the LGBT+ History Month theme.
This event is designed for everyone, regardless of whether you have a STEM background or identify as LGBTQ+. We welcome everyone who wants to learn more about a diverse range of subjects and/or how people who identify as LGBTQ+ experience the world of STEM.
Chloe Orkin she/her
We are excited to announce our 2024 Keynote Speaker, Chloe Orkin.
Professor of HIV/AIDS medicine at Queen Mary University of London. She considers herself a medical activist and much of her work focuses on inequalities in healthcare and in Medicine.
Her keynote presentation will cover her clinical research and activism in infectious disease, specifically HIV and Mpox.
Alex Moylett they/she
In this talk Alex will share their experiences working as a queer person across academia and industry, and offer some advice for how you can deal with noise yourself.
Jamal Kinsella he/him
The talk will invite the community to reflect on what spaces they have found inclusive, and what qualities make it so. How can we get our allies to do more of the heavy-lifting in creating inclusive spaces?
Liam Cini O'Dwyer he/him
This presentation depicts the findings from a pilot study conducted for a PhD thesis exploring issues of exclusion and participation of queer youth (LGBTI+) in secondary school science education.
Kai Wilschnack they/them
I research pharmaceuticals as contaminants in the environment. I will also talk about how growing up in a binary world, I didn’t have the words to describe my identities. And without knowing my options, I couldn’t find who I am.
As a current PhD student at the University of Bath, I will be talking about my journey to where I am now in both my STEM career and my gender. I will be talking about my struggles coming from a working-class background, growing up as a woman in physics, and then navigating gender changes alongside studies. I aim to share my experience of things that helped me through difficulties and raise awareness of the lack of visibility for LGBTQ+ people in physics.
Robin Horton they/them
I’m going to talk a little about my experiences of coming out as trans as I started my postgraduate studies, and how I finally found (and helped build) a community in the chemistry department. I’ll also talk in depth about our campaign for gender-neutral toilets in the department, and how (not) to try and change things in a system that’s rather resistant to change.
Madeleine Moore she/her
This talk will discuss my experiences as a transgender woman and, in particular, transitioning as a lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Hull.
Daniel Whitt he/him
I would like to introduce you all to the world of the IGR (International Gay Rugby) and talk about how my academics and rugby team have worked for me and allowed me to grow in the world of STEM.
Take a look at our schedule here.
The Warehouse Café
Birmingham Friends of the Earth Environmental Community Hub
54-57 Allison St, Birmingham
The Warehouse has been an important space for activism and community building in Birmingham for over 40 years.
It's conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Moor Street Station and a 12-minute walk from New Street Station. Nearby disabled parking can be found at The Brolly Works on Allison Street and Coventry Street Car Park on Meriden Street.
There's still time to register to join us in-person or online!
Ailsa Mummery they/them
Avery Cunningham he/him
Bekah Roebuck she/they
Cal Ridyard he/him
Claire F she/they
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