Every other month the Connecticut Convergence Institute hosts a science cafe with the Kavli Foundation on a different scientific topic. Our science cafe series aims to bring science to members of the community in an engaging and informal way.
At this Science Cafe, Drs. Ryan Watson and Rebecca Puhl (Human Development and Family Studies and the Rudd Center) will share the preliminary findings from their 2017 LGBTQ Teen Survey — a national study that sampled more than 17,000 young people from every state in the US. The survey included over 150 items that assessed health (such as substance use, eating behaviors, self-esteem, etc), school experiences, disclosure of sexual and gender identity, and more. Drs. Watson and Puhl will be accompanied by an expert panel (Dr. Paul Poteat of Boston College, Dr. Micki McElya of UConn, and Robin McHaelen of True Colors) to discuss the implications of the findings as they pertain to the next steps in scholarship, goals for policy, and practical applications for parents, children, and teachers. The panel will discuss and reflect on the findings from this large national survey with the ultimate goal of contributing to engaged scholarship and providing a foundation for future action.
There will be plenty of time for audience questions and participation, as our Science Cafes are geared towards creating discussion with attendees. This event is FREE and open to everyone interested in the topic.
Topic: LGBTQ+ health, well-being, and experiences across the U.S.
When: Wednesday, December 5th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Nathan Hale Inn, 855 Bolton Rd,Storrs, CT 06269
For questions please contact Noehren@uchc.edu.