oSTEM Regional Conference 2023 at K-State



The 2023 oSTEM Lecture with Hannah Stecklein (2020) at Kansas State University.

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Our objective is to foster a collaborative environment where students, faculty, staff, and industry leaders can come together and share their knowledge, experiences and resources. Through inter-disciplinary collaboration we gain inspiration and new techniques to invigorate our classrooms and research. The Kansas State University Spectrum Center in Student Belonging and Inclusion with the K-State oSTEM Chapter are working to create an engaging and enlightening conference that brings together our diverse community and disciplines from across the mid-States. With a variety of sessions scheduled throughout the conference, we are also providing opportunities to experience the research environment at K-State. From opportunities to tour and learn about our nuclear reactor and Nuclear Engineering programs, grain science and industry research facilities, and laboratory experiences at the Konza Biological Station we are creating a dynamic interactive experience.

We strive to bring together our LGBTQ+ community and explore ways that our educational and research passions in STEM includes all voices. This two day opportunity offers presentations from LGBTQ+ people studying and working in STEM, research opportunities, LGBTQ+ and/or STEM journeys, and the experiences that have shaped their passion. The event will be held at Kansas State University and research facilities for STEM related industry. 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.

APRIL, 2024 oSTEM Leadership Conference at K-State

Let's come together, share our knowledge, build our community, and inspire each other! The oSTEM Region D Conference and LGBTQ Leadership Conference is open to all higher education institutions. Registration is FREE for all students, faculty, and staff.



Share Your Knowledge

Your expertise and insights are valuable and could significantly contribute to the success of this conference.

Whether you have developed an innovative STEM activity or implemented a groundbreaking STEM program, we would be thrilled to have you as a presenter.

You make this conference happen! Learn more about oSTEM and how chapters and the national organization advance OUR future!

If you are interested in being an attendee, presenting, or volunteering your time, we look forward to your active involvement at the conference. Your presence inspires a brighter STEM future for our LGBTQ+ STEM students and education professionals.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community. With over 100 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

Visit oSTEM for more information on chapters, conferences, and professional development.