oSTEM's Statement

We are speaking out in solidarity with those fighting for the dismantling of white supremacy. As Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots near, we cannot forget that victories of freedom in the United States have been a direct result of movements of civil unrest led by Black people. We cannot stand as idle witnesses to the systemic racism, racial violence, and police brutality taking Black lives every day. We must demand justice and liberation for the Black community in the form of systematic change that values Black life and Black freedom. And we must work towards this change through the resistance of oppression, the protection of the most marginalized, and the redistribution of wealth to those in need. We must say Black Lives Matter. Stay strong. Stay safe.
 
oSTEM will also match up to $2,500 USD in donations to The Okra Project
 

The state of the world has changed very quickly in the last few weeks with the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently affecting us as global citizens. As the oSTEM community includes displaced members and affiliates from academic student chapters to international volunteers, it is important to us that we use this space to address your specific needs.

Academic and professional chapters are the foundation of oSTEM. Though community has often been defined by the value of in-person connections, we are committed to taking a stand against the public health risk caused by this pandemic.

In support of your health and safety, until further notice, we will cease all in-person oSTEM events and meetings and transition to a fully online community.
 

Calling all volunteers!

If you find yourself with extra time to support the LGBTQIA+ community and are looking for ways to improve our online presence, oSTEM is looking for volunteers interested in joining our global organization. Check out our volunteer opportunities page for more information!

Announcements & Updates

The state of the world has changed very quickly in the last few weeks with the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently affecting us as global citizens. As the oSTEM community includes displaced members and affiliates from academic student chapters to international volunteers, it is important to address the specific needs of our community. 

Academic and professional chapters are the foundation of our global community. Community has often been defined by the value of in-person connections, but we understand that this pandemic is a public health risk threatening the connections forged in our community. Until further notice, we will cease all in-person oSTEM community events and meetings.

We recognize the need to prioritize the health and safety of our people while acknowledging the loss of community access due to social distancing. In the interim, it is our intention to optimize your oSTEM chapter experiences with support by transitioning to a fully online community.

Our Conference Chair, Matthew Welmers (he/they), discusses important information about our upcoming Annual Conference happening in Detroit, MI from November 14 - 17, 2019 in this recorded video of oSTEM's All Member Overview. Tune in to hear about schedule changes, important funding deadlines, and chapter specific information. 
       
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