Queer Science Competition
You may have heard about the achievements and experiences of gay mathematician Alan Turing: there’s been a film made about his life (The Imitation Game), a building named after him at Exeter Science Park, and he even features on the reverse of the new polymer Bank of England £50 notes! But why don’t we know more Lesbian, Gay, Bi/Pan, Trans, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and medics?
Through their Queer Science Competition (QSC), PRISM Exeter - in association with the University of Exeter, Intercom Trust, Exeter College, Devon Schools Leadership Services, and Exeter Science Centre - is challenging all secondary school, college, and university students across the greater Exeter area to discover lesser-known LGBTQIA+ scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians and medics and share their stories. We want to know whose life and/or work you find inspiring and why.
Unsure where to look? See our 'Getting started' section below for some tips on how to get started with your search.
The competition will be judged by a panel of PRISM Exeter coordinators. One winner and two runners-up will be invited to present a short talk on their chosen LGBTQIA+ scientist, technologist, engineer, mathematician or medic at an event celebrating Pride Month at the University of Exeter during the week beginning June 27th 2022. The winner will receive a cash prize of £100 and the two runners-up will each receive a cash prize of £50.
Click here for the full list of terms and conditions, including eligibility criteria.