I recently joined a group of four other talented Queers in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) to form the first QueersInScience Queensland Chapter. All of us have a common goal - helping LGBTQIA+ feel supported and safe in STEMM, educating (collaboratively) those that have influence, and fostering healthier work places and industries for LGBTQIA+ people in STEMM. We are hosting our inaugural Queensland QueersInScience event tonight so I thought it would be a great idea to introduce everyone in our team here!
As Australians try to maintain social engagement during self-isolation, citizen science offers a unique opportunity. Citizen science allows everyday people to use technology to unite towards a common goal – from the comfort of their homes. From online protein folding games to backyard birding, citizen science is now offering a chance to contribute to research on the coronavirus pandemic.