PRISM Exeter, a network of Devon professionals working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), is holding a Pride month event celebrating LGBTQIA+ contributions to STEMM on Monday 27 June.
The results of its queer science champions competition will be announced, and the winner and two runners-up will each give a short talk about the LGBTQIA+ STEMM professional they have chosen to celebrate, outlining their lives, work and the impact they have had on young people.
The winner will receive a £100 cash prize with the two runners-up receiving £50 each.
There will also be a special guest speaker, science communicator and inclusive education advocate Sarah Cosgriff, who will talk about her experiences of being LGBTQIA+ working in STEMM, followed by an audience Q&A.
PRISM Exeter’s queer science competition is organised in association with Intercom Trust, University of Exeter, Exeter College, Exeter Science Centre, Devon Schools Leadership Services and Exeter Pride.
It is funded by the Society for Experimental Biology diversity grant scheme.
Secondary school, college and university students across Greater Exeter were invited to identify lesser-known LGBTQIA+ scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and medics to share their stories.
They were asked to explain whose lives and work they found inspiring and why.
The PRISM Exeter queer science champions Pride month celebration is at 5.30-7.30pm on Monday 27 June 2022 at the Peter Chalk Centre on the University of Exeter’s Streatham campus.
Tickets cost £3.50 via Eventbrite. Under 18s attend free.