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SIAM Celebrates LGBTQIA Pride Month

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, an annual U.S. celebration to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and to promote equal opportunity and equal justice for the LGBTQ+ community. In honor of Pride Month, SIAM is highlighting the achievements of LGBTQ+ mathematicians, including Juliette Bruce and Alexander Hoover. Learn more about their research and careers below, and check out the list of resources and networks for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in STEM.

Juliette Bruce 

Juliette Bruce is a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University where she works in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2020. Prior to coming to Brown University, she was an NSF postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley (2020-2022). Dr. Bruce has been a SIAM member for six years and has been an active member of the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry. Additionally, she served as Spectra's inaugural president in 2022 and has been a board member since 2020. 

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Bruce's research and advice to early career professionals.


Alexander Hoover 

Alexander Hoover is an assistant professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at Cleveland State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a postdoctoral fellow at Tulane University. His research area is broadly in applied and computational mathematics, with a focus on mathematical biology, computational fluid dynamics, and biomechanics. Much of his work involves developing fluid-structure interaction models of organ and organismal systems and using these in silico models to understand the fundamental physics driving these biomechanical systems. Additionally, Dr. Hoover has been a SIAM member for seven years and recently helped organize the Spectra reception at the 2023 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, in which he also presented as part of a minisymposium for LGBTQ+ mathematicians.

He is also the Outreach and Communications Committee Chair of Spectra, the Association for LGBTQ+ Mathematicians. In 2021, Dr. Hoover helped organize the first LGBTQ+ in Math Conference at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and is part of the organizing committee for the upcoming Queer in Computational and Applied Mathematics (QCAM) workshop being held in-person at ICERM in June 2024. 

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Hoover’s research and advice to early career professionals.


Below are some resources and networks that may be of interest to LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in STEM.

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