(From June 3rd, 2017) "As another one of The Gays with a bachelor's in molecular bio, currently working as a research assistant in a computational bio lab...I hate the way that people use biology to fuel their own hatred. Within the sci community I don't personally have many problems, b/c I don't look stereotypically "gay." … Continue reading June Pride STEM Stories- Amanda
(From June 3rd, 2017) "I am a biologist and ethicist retired (mostly) from the State University of New York. Currently, I teach "Ethics in Science and Pharmaceuticals" at Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, in China (as a "High End Foreign Expert" ( 高端外国专家) for about one month each summer. Have been a Senior Fulbright … Continue reading June Pride STEM Stories- Michael
(From June 2nd, 2017) "I'm getting my PhD in biology (studying neural development using the retina as a model system). As a gay man, I've been incredibly fortunate to benefit from the long struggle the previous generations of LGBT+ community has fought to change public opinion as well as to have lived in more progressive … Continue reading June Pride STEM Stories- Brian
(From June 2nd, 2017) "I'm in the process of getting Bachelors in Physics and Mathematics. Being a gay person was one of the reasons I ended up studying and loving science. Growing up in a rural, conservative community I felt it was in my best interests to remain deeply closeted, and instead of dwelling on … Continue reading June Pride STEM Stories- Joe
(From June 2nd, 2017) "I'm a mathematician who does CS research for a government consulting firm. I'm also bisexual and transgender. I've been shocked at how accepting my university professors (U. Chicago) were, and how accepting my company was (seriously, how many billion dollar cooperators are places where an autistic trans person would feel comfortable?)... … Continue reading June Pride STEM Stories- Stella
(From June 2nd, 2017) "So here is my story. I have been in science for quite a while and have had a varying degrees of support as well as non support. I started out over a decade ago going from major to major until one professor ended up really engaging me and getting me excited … Continue reading June Pride STEM Stories – Ari
Hello everyone! Here at Heychem we're doing our best to be socially active in the STEM community. Last post, I chatted about my ideas for profiles on prominent LGBTQIA+ chemists as a sort of celebration. After that, I got an idea to reach out through social media to learn from everyday researchers, engineers, and scientists … Continue reading June Pride Month Stories
Ruby S. Hirose- an unsung northwest powerhouse who contributed to the polio vaccine among many other accomplishments.
George Washington Carver was born in Diamond, MO, in 1864/5, though the real date is unknown. Born into slavery, Carver’s parents Giles and Mary were owned by a German immigrant slaveholder Moses Carver. At the conclusion of the civil war, Moses Carver and his wife Susan decided to keep George and his brother James. Susan … Continue reading Profiles: George Washington Carver
Dr. Samuel Massie Jr.: Samuel Massie Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 3rd, 1919. The son of two teachers, Massie was an incredibly bright child. He skipped many grades and ended up graduating from high school at the age of 13. Too young to be accepted to college, Massie and worked at the … Continue reading Profile: Samuel Massie Jr.