Landscape of LGBT Participation in STEM

Friday, February 12, 2016: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Wilson C (Marriott Wardman Park)
Kei Koizumi, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC
Landscape of LGBT Participation in STEM. Although great strides have been made in recent years to expand inclusion in and participation of LGBT individuals in STEM education, disciplines, and workforce, there remain challenges. The presentation will review recent steps (with a focus on Federal government policies and changes) to expand inclusion and participation of LGBT scientists and engineers in the STEM enterprise and will address outstanding opportunities for further inclusion and participation to reduce marginalization of LGBT scientists, engineers, technologists, and students. The presentation will also address one barrier to expanded participation: the lack of data and knowledge about LGBT participation in STEM, and opportunities for social-science research and data to document better the state of LGBT participation in STEM and other enterprises.