From microbes to people: diversity is essential for the geosciences
Academia nor industry currently mirror the diversity of individuals within the U.S. In the next decade, I am hopeful that underrepresented group representation will continue to grow in STEM fields and specifically within the field of Geosciences. As a graduate student, improving Diversity and Inclusion within the Geosciences has been a priority of mine I have been fortunate to further at Stanford University.
In the Fall 2018, I launched a Stanford School of Earth course EARTH203: Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences. Creating a respectful and inclusive space, EARTH203 generated discourse between students on sensitive topics, developed action-based solutions for a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable discipline, while fostering camaraderie among current graduate students. Their inspiring solutions culminated Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences Symposium at Stanford, and are viewable here.
If you are interested in launching your own course within your academic department or company, the EARTH203 syllabus and resources are available below and please reach out with any questions.
USF students (above, 4/19/18) explore floodplain development, stream bed erosion, and delta deposition using a stream table.
AGU talk (#564920), entitled: 'Microbes in the American West: subsurface spatiotemporal dynamics reveal depth-specific metabolic strategies and critical water cycle interactions' (11:20 - 11:35am on Thursday 12/12/19, Moscone West, Room 3005) _______ AGU talk (#629334), entitled: 'Cultivating a cohort of change agents: Launching Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences curricula at Stanford University' (9:15-9:30am on Wednesday 12/11/19, Moscone South, Room 215) _______ AGU Diversity and Inclusion Reception (4:30-6:30pm on Monday 12/9/19) View More