PRESENTING IN ATHENS, GREECE
The University of Central Oklahoma’s Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center Fund supports 10 students as they have the opportunity to present their research at an international conference in Athens Greece. For many students this will be their first trip out of the United States. (Read their testimonials below!) Your support will allow these students to attend the conference and have an unforgettable learning experience they wouldn't otherwise have.
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"To me the trip is more than personal expansion. It will be the first time I receive feedback from people outside of the views of my state. I get to hear from people who have insight and expertise to share that I simply can’t get anywhere else." - Grace P.
"This conference is a chance for us students to learn how to travel for academic conferences and learn the protocol for future endeavors. It also allows us to showcase our research to a broader audience and receive feedback we may not otherwise receive in our local circle of academia. On a personal note, this would be my first international experience and to have it be because of my research is an invaluable opportunity that I am grateful to have the privilege of embarking upon. Aside from the conference, Greece offers a wide array of academic pursuits to travel to and become immersed in. I am excited to see what all there is to learn from this trip."- Hannah A.
"This conference is my first opportunity to travel internationally. Not only will I be able to listen and learn from people outside of the states, but I also hope to bring a bit of Oklahoma to them through my research. As a history student, I am also excited to visit historical sites like the Roman Agora and the Acropolis." - Emma S.
"This trip will let me share my research with an international audience and get feedback from scholars from all over the world. I also am so excited to be able to witness goddess sites and places like the acropolis in person. It is one thing to learn about them in class but to be able to see them will be a whole different level of learning." - Maya F.
MORE ABOUT THE CENTER
The BGLTQ+ Student Center supports bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning, and allied students by hosting educational and social programs that address issues of concern for the BGLTQ+ community; by sponsoring student organizations that serve BGLTQ+ students and their allies and provide leadership opportunities for BGLTQ+ students; by advocating for BGLTQ+ students in university- and unit-level strategic planning, budgeting, curricular development, and programming processes; and by promoting civic engagement and fostering strategic partnerships in the wider BGLTQ+ community.