LGBT Pride Month Guest Speaker

In celebration of Pride Month, Spectrum and Argonne, with the support of DOE, are hosting a seminar featuring Dr. Elena Long. Dr. Long will be speaking about her research and LGBTQA+ inclusion. She will be speaking on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Building 240 TCS Conference Center.

Dr. Long is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Hampshire where she studies experimental hadronic physics with an emphasis on using spin structure to probe the internal properties of protons and neutrons and to uncover the mechanisms by which quarks come together to form stable atomic nuclei. She is also the founder of the organization lgbt+physicists where she hosts an Out List for LGBT and ally physicists and is a co-author of a Best Practices Guide for Academic Departments. Long served on the American Physical Society (APS) Ad Hoc Committee on LGBT Issues (C-LGBT), which recently released the first rigorous study of the climate for LGBT physicists and made recommendations on making APS more inclusive. She is also the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) where she oversees the Committee on Women, Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and the Committee on Transgender and Non-Binary Diversity. Long holds a Ph.D. in physics from Kent State University and is a recipient of the Jefferson Science Associates Promising Young Scientist and Post Doctoral Research Prize.

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