Pride 2023

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Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community

Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a turning point in the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Pride Month recognizes and celebrates the impact that LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual or allies, and others) individuals have had on history. It also serves as an opportunity to uplift the voices, recognize the culture, and support the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We believe that diversity is truly indispensable in the College of Engineering (COE) and that richly varied perspectives and lived experiences enhance creativity and innovation and lead to more broadly effective solutions.

In honor of Pride Month 2023, the COE is recognizing and celebrating a handful of graduate students who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community and represent the next generation of innovators and leaders in engineering and related STEM disciplines. They tell us what Pride Month means to them, and why they believe it is important to share their stories, raising awareness and, hopefully, inspiring others in the process.

Click on a photo to read more about each student.
If you would like to join this list of proud innovators, please reach out to us here
Logan Baldini

Logan Baldini (he/him)
PhD student, Chemical Engineering
Jon Bingaman

Jon Bingaman (any pronouns)
PhD student, Chemical Engineering
Arturo Juan

Arturo Juan (he/him/his)
PhD student, Materials

Sam Rosen (he/him)
PhD student, Biomolecular Science and Engineering
Thomas Webber

Thomas Webber (he/him)
PhD student, Chemical Engineering