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, as well as provide facilitator guidance and an interactive participant packet for students.

The Videos

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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