Student Organization Spotlight: oSTEM


Number of members: 300
Responding member:  Kianna Verdugo, Public Relations

One sentence description describing what the oSTEM does.

Provide a safe space for LGBTQIA+ STEM majors and offer any advice/assistance through our meetings and annual conference!

What are some of the most notable events of your year?

HalloQueen Drag Show- Our annual flagship! We invite 5 drag queens to perform and expose the wonderful talent to the CWRU community as well as support those in drag.

oSTEM Annual Conference- Every November, around 8 people are invited to a STEM conference where they can learn about research, internships, resume building and network across the country!

Three words that describe your organization.

Queer, Hardworking, Talented

What's your favorite part about being a member?

Interacting with individuals looking for a safe space and being able to mentor freshmen as they make their way through CWRU.

What do you think is the main reason people join your organization?

With little support for queer individuals in STEM, it is nice to find people who are in the same field as you and is open to all.

How can students get involved? 

Always time! We hold monthly GBs and events where you can sign up on campus groups. If you are interested in any more, reach out to ostematcwru on Instagram to contact the PR Chair Kianna Verdugo!