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Awards - Chapter Leader

oSTEM Chapter Leader of the Year

Award Description

This award recognizes the impact that strong, innovative, and passionate leaders have on oSTEM chapters. The guiding purpose of the oSTEM organization is to empower LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy. Chapter leaders not only understand this mission but strive to embody it in their personal and professional lives. Whether they founded their chapter, created a tight knit community of members, or created a network of connections, we want to hear about it! If your chapter leader has made a significant effort toward achieving these goals on your campus and in your community we ask you to nominate them so they can be recognized for their efforts.


  • Must be a chapter leader of a verified Standard oSTEM Chapter or Affiliate Chapter of active status in good standing with your Regional Coordinator
  • Must be attending the oSTEM Annual Conference.

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact us at membership@ostem.org.

To make a nomination, please head to the main Awards page for nomination forms.

Previous Awardees

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Lex Yu - USC quest


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Kai Janicki - University of Central Florida


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Nova Moore - Central Michigan University


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Billie Harrer - Georgia Tech