Aaron Mertz honored with oSTEM Global STEM Service Award

At oSTEM’s 8th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, PRISM co-founder Aaron Mertz was awarded the oSTEM Global STEM Service Award for his advocacy work for LGBTQ+ scientists.

This award is presented to an active member, alumnus/a, chapter mentor, or organization leader of oSTEM who has demonstrated a strong dedication to oSTEM, LGBTQ people in STEM, and STEM education. They are an outstanding role model for the future of our community. They are accomplished in their academic or professional lives and they regularly advocate for the full inclusion of people of all marginalized identities. They are committed to and continually strive to understand the most effective methods for reaching equality for all people.

You can view his acceptance speech here. Congratulations, Aaron!