Welcome to Out to Innovate

Out to Innovate is formerly known as National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP). We are still the same organization, but have rebranded to have an all inclusive name so that all LGBTQ+ people in STEM will know that they are welcome and included in our advocacy and programming. As part of our rebranding process, we have migrated our website and membership management to this new platform.  You will notice changes to our name, logo, website layout and content, membership management system, and much much more to come as we finish our renovation. We are so excited to welcome you to our final transformation to Out to Innovate!

Who are we?

We are scientific, technical, education, engineering, and math professionals and students who earn our livings or are studying in the fields of: materials science biomedical engineering geography archeology neurobiology meteorology oceanography medical technology physics electrical engineering biochemistry zoology psychobiology computer science epidemiology microbiology environmental science linguistics chemistry mechanical engineering science education sociology astronomy botany molecular biology anthropology law aerospace engineering science policy physiology ecology patent law geology health professions mathematics and more!

We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and more (and allies)! Those of us who are able, are out and proud. We advocate equal employment opportunity, professional networking, role modeling, science education, and scientific freedom/responsibility. We practice science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with PRIDE.

Out to Innovate™ / NOGLSTP Mission Statement:

  • We empower LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support.
  • We educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of LGBTQ+ people.

Out to Innovate™ / NOGLSTP Core Values:

  • Authenticity
  • Credibility
  • Community
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Professionalism
  • Truth, Fairness and Safety

The Benefits of Membership

Become a dues-paying member, and

  • receive our quarterly newsletter, the Out to Innovate Bulletin
  • become eligible to participate in our Mentoring Program
  • support LGBTQ+ STEM students
  • network with other members
  • join our Linked-In group for professional networking
  • join our Facebook group for social networking
  • become involved with a regional or professional society affiliate
  • become involved with our governance, program committees, and leadership
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NOGLSTP is a 501(c)(3) Organization:

We are NOGLSTP doing business as Out to Innovate. NOGLSTP is a membership-based professional society and a non-profit educational organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Our Partners:

We are an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,  a collaborator with the National Postdoctoral Association, an endorsing society of National Engineers Week, a founding member of the DiscoverE (formerly EWeek) Diversity Council, a joint membership partner with Society of Women Engineers, a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, an American Chemical Society Diversity Programs Partner, and a Diversity Partner with DiversityComm.