Who we are

Queer Science is an entirely volunteer-run organization dedicated to STEM outreach for trans and queer young people. Our "volunqueer" STEM-ists include graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty members, and staff at the University of Minnesota as well as professional scientists, community members, and partner organizations.

What We Do 

Queer Science organizes free, multidisciplinary STEM outreach events for trans and queer high school students. Our volunteers develop immersive, hands-on educational STEM workshops as well as interact with and work alongside LGBTQ+ youth to:

After all, it's hard to be what you can't see! We are actively engaged with our local LGBTQ+ community through our partnerships.


Accessibility - Queer Science intentionally designs our events to remove barriers to participation. 

Accountability - We are always grateful to receive feedback from participants, volunteers, and partner organization to make our programming ever-better! 


Queer Science recognizes that STEM fields have historically been inaccessible, euro-centric, racist, and non-inclusive. We envision a future where we are valued as whole people and our uniquely queer contributions to our fields are celebrated. After all, STEM is not - has never been - objective. We strive to recognize the contributions of and welcome multiply-marginalized queer and trans STEM-ists, building a resilient and inclusive team that represents the intersectional identities of our participants beyond the queer alphabet