Standing in Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander People

Responding to the Recent Atlanta Shootings and Violence Against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

We at oSTEM, Inc. stand with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) in denouncing the violence that the Asian American and Pacific Islander community is experiencing. This violence must end and we must stand with AAPI folks.
We have co-signed a statement by SASE, we encourage you all to read it and find ways you can help the AAPI community. You can read the statement here.
Looking for ways to help? SASE has provided ways you can take direct steps to combat this violence and racism:
Community Aid Fund

Community Aid Fund

Our hearts go out to those affected by the winter storm in the south and the midwest. While the cold snap may be over now, we know that many are facing unprecedented costs associated with surviving and staying safe during the storm. We know that these disasters and event have an amplified effect on the already vulnerable members of society, including LGBTQ+ people. oSTEM is committed to providing support for our community, especially in times of need. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please fill out this form.

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 has reached our donation match goal of $2,500 USD 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.