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Federal Government Grants $300K To Make Engineering Classes ‘LGBTQ-Affirming’

The National Science Foundation is granting almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds for a two-year “diversity research” study examining aspects of engineering culture that serve as “impediments” to increased numbers of gay, lesbian and transgender students.

The American Society for Engineering Education is managing the federally-funded research, reports Campus Reform. The study will run from now through June 2017.

The researchers hope to find ways to train engineering professors to become “LGBTQ-affirming.”

The acronym LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.

An abstract at the National Science Foundation’s website explains that the $299,998 study “aligns with” the Foundation’s “goal to promote a more diverse engineering workforce by promoting” LGBTQ equality in engineering, a field which “has been underserved by other efforts to increase diversity in the profession.”

The National Science Foundation abstract also declares that “engineering departments have proven more impervious to inclusive practices than other disciplines.”