Take a closer look at LGBTQ+ STEM professionals and the experiences that led them to careers within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Industry S.T.E.M. follows five LGBTQ+ professionals in the bioinformatics, immunology, neuropsychology, epidemiology, and engineering industries.
About the EduGuide
You can download our official EduGuide from the large “DOWNLOAD PDF” button above. Our guide will walk you through each episode in the series, provides facilitator guidance, and interactive participant packet for students.
All Industry episodes are available for free on YouTube, and listed below for easy reference
Episode 1: Anna Lytical Teaches Coding in Drag
Meet Billy, AKA Anna Lytical, who’s on a mission to make the world of coding more exciting and accessible – by teaching it in drag, of course!
Episode 2: Monitoring Community Disease Outbreaks
Meet Jenn, Surveillance Epidemiologist (and artist) who monitors the community to spot outbreaks of diseases – who was always determined to be out and proud at work.
Episode 3: The Bisexual, Bearded, Baking Brain Scientist
Meet Jiwan, a Neuropsychologist-in-training who studies the connections between what goes on in our brains and the behaviors we engage in. He’s on a mission to show people like him that they have a place in this field, too.
Episode 4: Studying the Immune System of Cancer Patients
Meet Reiss, an immunologist who studies the immune systems of cancer patients and researches T-cell therapy as their way to benefit the world and “give back” through science.
Episode 5: Why STEM NEEDS Queer People
Meet Sabah, the scientist who studied the invisible world of tiny microbes, who now works with WikiData to identify research candidates for studying genetic diseases and to repurpose older drugs to treat new illnesses.
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