About Us

oSTEM stands for Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are the active UC Berkeley chapter of the national oSTEM organization.

We aim to unite the LGBTQQIA students studying science, technology, engineering, and math to foster a strong professional and social network and to promote LGBTQQIA awareness within the academic and professional communities.

Weekly Meetings
225 Bechtel
7:30pm to 9pm

Contact Us

Any burning questions, comments, or concerns?

Don't hesitate to drop us a line at ostem.berkeley@gmail.com!

For up-to-the-minute updates on our activities, check out our Facebook page and sign up for our mailing list!


We are always looking to form partnerships with distinguished companies. In the past we have worked with SalesForce, Cisco IT and Broadcom Inc.

Getting involved is as simple as first requesting our sponsorship packet.

Current sponsors:


Micah Altman

Position: President

Year: Senior

Major: Engineering Physics

About: I'm from Los Angeles, California. This is my third year in oSTEM. In my free time I like watching cheesy movies, listening to trashy pop music, and playing Minecraft. I'm also on the Quidditch team. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with oSTEM!

Mason H.

Position: Vice President of Internal Affairs

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biomedical Engineering

About: ???

Alex Liu

Position: Vice President of External Affairs

Year: Senior

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

About: I got involved with oSTEM two years ago, and because it gave me such a great experience, I decided that I wanted to give back to oSTEM. As such, I'll be your External VP for this school year. Yay (hopefully)! I also enjoy lots of video games, although I mostly just play League of Legends nowadays. When I'm not oSTEMming or playing LoL, I'm probably just doing schoolwork. I promise that I'm a more interesting person than this; I just have difficulties writing "About me"s.

Mitchell Karns

Position: Secretary

Year: Junior

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

About: I joined oSTEM my first year and fell in love with it. The people were so nice and just all around awesome! Last year I was the publicity manager and this year I'll be oSTEM's secretary, so I'll be the one spamming everybody with emails. Can't wait to have a great year with an amazing officers board! Besides oSTEM stuff I like playing video games (although Im trying to cut back), doing outside things like hiking or gardening, and just hanging out with awesome people. Im always available if anyone wants to ever talk or just chill so dont be shy. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and making oSTEM as fun and educational as possible!

Jingyi Li

Position: Treasurer

Year: Sophomore

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

About: I joined oSTEM my first semester, and the friendly faces have roped me in since. I enjoy all forms of art and design, getting rail at concerts, and yelling about Sherlock and Hannibal. I also really like making friends and promise I'm not too insufferably pretentious. Let's get queer with it.

Eric Chen

Position: Publicity Manager

Year: Sophomore

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

About: I joined oSTEM in my first semester and found a sense of community through it. This year I, as Publicity Manager, want to work to help make sure others can find their way to the oSTEM community. Beyond oSTEM, I like to run along the BART tracks, work on my con-lang, and do design work!

Sam Pennypacker

Position: Ambassador

Year: Senior

Major: Atmospheric Science

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