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Happy Pride Month!

Posted by EiE Team on Thursday, June 1, 2023

As STEM educators, we have an important role to play in promoting diversity and highlighting the contributions of marginalized communities. This Pride month, we’re thrilled to highlight the PRIDE in STEM movement, aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math by highlighting the many contributions of the LGBTQ+ community.

Educators can promote diversity and inclusion in classrooms by incorporating the contributions of LGBTQ+ people into lessons and highlighting their achievements. Taking just a moment to make lessons inclusive creates a more welcoming environment for all students — regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lessons on famous STEM icons like Alan Turing and Sally Ride in your Computer Science and Space units will teach your learners about the contributions of LGBTQ+ people to the fields of STEM. For more resources, including professional development opportunities, check out the following organizations: 

PRIDE in STEM is a UK-based charity focused on promoting this important work in Europe and abroad, which is just one among many outstanding organizations highlighting the contributions of LGBTQ+ people.

With over 100 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.

Out to Innovate, an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a professional organization providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support for LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM.

For more LGBTQ+ professional organizations, check out this round up by PRIDE in STEM for virtual communities and chapters near you!

Written by EiE Team

Topics: EiE Resources for Teachers, Create a Generation of Problem Solvers, Pride in STEM

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