28 Jun

Honoring LGBT Pride Month: Dr. Ramón Barthelemy Discusses the LGBT Climate Within the Physics Community

28 Jun 2016
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In honor of LGBT Pride month, AAAS plans a Colloquium Series discussion with researcher Dr. Ramón Barthelemy, a co-author of the American Physical Society (APS) report, LGBT Climate in Physics: Building an Inclusive Community. Dr. Barthelemy's presentation, "LGBT Climate in Physics: Research and Policy Recommendations," will take place Tuesday, 28 June, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the AAAS Auditorium, 12th and H Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. Dr. Barthelemy, a Science & Technology Policy Fellow with AAAS, sponsored by the APS and the American Institute of Physics, was a Fulbright Scholar in Finland and a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan and Seattle Pacific University. He has conducted qualitative and quantitative research on the experiences of women, people of color, and LGBT persons in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. His work has included a nationwide set of interviews looking at career pathways and harassment of graduate women in physics and astronomy, as well as an international survey assessing the experiences of LGBT physicists. His work has identified the many barriers that underrepresented groups face in STEM, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer harassment. Dr. Barthelemy has taught classes in the United States and Finland on race and gender in science, intercultural education, and physics. He has taken a unique academic approach to teaching STEM students the humanities through an investigation of their own fields. Seating for his 28 June presentation is limited. RSVP by 21 June. The monthly AAAS Colloquium Series provides a forum to explore timely topics relevant to science and society.