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  Session: Challenges Faced by LGBT Physicists
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Lessons Learned from LGBTQ+ Roundtable Discussions at CUWiP
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:40PM
  Author: Robin Bjorkquist,, Cornell University,
503-423-7253, rb532@cornell.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: I first attended CUWiP in 2009, a few months before my college graduation. It was a powerful and inspiring experience, and I returned home feeling hopeful about my future as a physicist. I encountered CUWiP again as a graduate student, when I joined the local organizing committee for the 2013 conference at Cornell. Since then, I have attended three more conferences as a graduate panelist and workshop leader (2014 Penn State, 2016 Ohio State and 2017 Wisconsin). Most recently, I have been leading LGBTQ+ roundtable discussion workshops, to give LGBT participants an opportunity to meet each other and discuss their experiences, needs, and available resources. I will share some take-away messages from these sessions, as well as best practices for LGBT inclusion at CUWiP, other women-in-physics events, and physics as a whole.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Bjorkquist_AAPT_WM17.pdf

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