Supporting your queer students in STEM
"We do not want the thickest skinned ... in science. ‘Survival of the fittest’ has no place in STEM. Diversity is a key component ... but we see a poor retention rate of LGBT students as they progress through higher education."
#LGBTQ+ #queer #STEM #Inclusion #Diversity #Education #HigherEd #SallyRide #AlanTuring #WendyLawrence (find more queer scientists throughout history here: https://www.noglstp.org/publications-documents/queer-scientists-of-historical-note/ )
Hint: it's me
TIL that Robin Williams made his debut as Mork from Ork in one of the worst-ever episodes of Happy Days, but was funny enough to get his own show after that.
Also apparently his "alien gibberish" included swear words in a bunch of languages, and once the network censors figured that out they hired somebody fluent in multiple languages to keep an eye on him.
Outside of academia, I love to run (trying to get back into shape for another crack at Tough Mudder later in the year), game (very excited about #TI8 atm), practice my Chinese (and dabble in new languages, when I get the chance), and play various TTRPGs. If I somehow manage to scrounge up the time, I fully intend to get back into kung fu again, but as the PhD comes along that seems less and less likely.
I'm a PhD candidate in #linguistics at Latrobe Uni. Doing an acoustic analysis of fricatives, affricates, and lexical tone in Lisu and Lipo. Or trying to, at least.
Areas of interest include #phonetics (mostly acoustic analysis, but I'd love to branch out into articulatory or perceptual studies as well), #phonology, #typology, #LanguageVariation, #EndangeredLanguages, and #LanguageDescription.
PhD candidate in linguistics at Latrobe University. Doing an acoustic analysis of lexical tone, fricatives, and affricates in Lisu and Lipo.
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