You just paid $300k to study “engineering culture” impediments to LGBTQ students

College, Classroom, NY University
College, Classroom, NY University

This year in review, originally posted July 16, 2015
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Is “engineering culture” really the impediment preventing LGBTQ students from pursuing a career in engineering? Or is it just that LGBTQ students on the whole simply aren’t interested in pursuing a career in engineering? We may soon find out!

The National Science Foundation is granting $300,000 in taxpayer funds to study “engineering culture” in attempt to identify the impediments (if there actually are any) to LGBTQ students. The grant further states:

“this project will build a network of LGBTQ-affirming faculty who are aware of strategies to foster an inclusive environment and are empowered to advance LGBTQ equality in their departments”

We already have anti-discrimination laws and policies in place pretty much everywhere. Call me confused, but I really don’t see what anyone’s sexual preferences have to do with engineering. Feel free to explain it to me in the comments below.

H/T CampusReform

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