June: Pride Month

Did you know?
As noted on the 2021 White House Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, in June the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America are recognized, along with the commitment to stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. Source: whitehouse.gov

In the College of Engineering, all are welcome. To better share the stories of how our faculty, staff, students and alumni are diverse in their many varying forms, we are celebrating various heritage and other nationally recognized months. This recognition will include stories about those in our greater engineering community, as well as sharing events and other opportunities.

Featured Stories

Kelly Broad
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Senior, Biological Systems Engineering
“It’s important for teams to include all the voices present at the table, and notice if someone isn’t sitting down at the table or is left standing out in the hallway.”

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Seth testing water quality parameters after collecting water samples from the Elkhorn River.
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Junior, Biological Systems Engineering
“Whether it be through my classes, the McNair scholars program, my research positions, being a TA, or through ASUN I try to ensure that I pull from my background to understand problems that people like me may face in and out of the classroom to ensure that others feel more welcome at UNL.”

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Sidney Matthias
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Student, Civil Engineering
“Pride to me is about uplifting the people around you. Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I learned one of the most powerful things you can do for other people is to support them unconditionally.”

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oSTEM members show off their cute new oSTEM @ Nebraska stickers at the club fair (Fall, 2020)
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Ryan Olsen, Vice President, oSTEM
“Pride is incredibly important to our oSTEM chapter. We believe in the power of coming together and showing support for all people, regardless of their identity.”

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Jen Skidmore standing in front of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
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Director of Student Development, Engineering Student Services
“I’m proud to be out and visible because of the ways my visibility has created space for and will continue to create space for more LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff to join in making this community better.”

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