Chemical engineering student Lindsey Jarema organizes UNL oSTEM chapter

Chemical engineering student Lindsey Jarema organizes UNL oSTEM chapter

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Lindsey Jarema, president of the UNL chapter of oSTEM (Photo by Sabrina Sommer / The Daily Nebraskan)
Lindsey Jarema, president of the UNL chapter of oSTEM (Photo by Sabrina Sommer / The Daily Nebraskan)

Lindsey Jarema, a senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, was a driving force in organizing the UNL chapter of oSTEM to help empower LGBTQ students to succeed in academic and professional STEM careers.

Jarema, now a president of the UNL chapter, said some of the goals oSTEM wants to emphasize are aligned with the national chapter’s mission. The new UNL club was created to foster a safe environment and empower LGBTQ students in STEM to succeed in their academics and professional careers.

“Having interested students on the campus shows that shift in the population where there’s more LGBTQA young people who are coming out and who want to be able to be who they are in their chosen career professions,” UNL oSTEM advisor Pat Tetreault told The Daily Nebraskan. “So, by just the mere fact that it exists and it’s visible, I think that that helps to shift the climate as well as provide a resource for students in any of the STEM fields.”