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Community Work Spotlight

The Community Work Spotlight is a place where you can share news about the work you are doing with LGBTQ+ young people and their families (or nominate the work of others). To submit information about your program to be highlighted on our website, please email us at

In celebration of Pride Month, UConn’s Second Annual Queer Science Conference was launched on June 4 with the goal of connecting LGBTQ+ youth with role models in various STEM fields. The one-day, free, volunteer-driven event connected high school students with LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students at UConn who work in STEM disciplines, offering community and mentorship as well as state-of-the-art laboratory experiences and opportunities for hands-on science demonstrations. The program is supported by the UConn School of Engineering’s Vergnano Institute for Inclusion; the nonprofit organization Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or oSTEM; and UConn’s Rainbow Center.

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