ED031:
Pathways for increasing and advancing diversity and gender parity in the next generation of geoscientists





Session ID#: 24112

Session Description:
There are many opportunities for enhancing diversity and gender parity in the geosciences. With these opportunities in mind, this session is focused on addressing effective and practical methods/strategies to improve these matters. Geoscience addresses critical components of the natural environment that is shared by all communities. An expanded D&I footprint creates opportunities for a more vested interest in the environment among all communities and stakeholders. Subtopics of the session include broadening participation across underrepresented groups including faculty and students, tactics for recruiting diverse applicants in the geoscience workforce, reducing implicit bias, strengths and weaknesses of pipeline programs, increasing gender parity, and the impacts of affinity/employee resource groups on broadening participation and increasing recruitment and retention. The target audience includes hiring/program managers, supervisors, heads/chairs, and all others interested in a more inclusive and diverse earth science community. The session will be convened by NOAA’s Diversity and Professional Advancement Working Group.
Primary Convener:  Alisa Holley Young, NOAA Boulder, NESDIS/NCEI, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  DaNa L Carlis, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Hernan Eduardo Garcia, NOAA/NODC, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Martin Yapur, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Index Terms:

0855 Diversity [EDUCATION]
1699 General or miscellaneous [GLOBAL CHANGE]
6630 Workforce [PUBLIC ISSUES]
6699 General or miscellaneous [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Michael A Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Alessandra Abe Pacini, InSpace LLC, Takoma Park, MD, United States, Dawit Tegbaru, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Allan Max Sr., University of Vale do Paraíba, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Gary S Weissmann, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Roberto Ibarra, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Michael Howland-Davis, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Department of Sociology, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Pranoti M. Asher1, Leslie Marasco1, Cecilia Hurtado2, Shane Hanlon3 and Olivia Ambrogio3, (1)American Geophysical Union, Talent Pool, Washington, DC, United States, (2)College of William and Mary, Geology, Williamsburg, VA, United States, (3)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Adrienne George1, Benjamin Gutierrez2, Ambrose Jearld1, George Liles3, Onjale Scott4 and Benjamin Harden5, (1)Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, (5)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States
David E Harwell, Pranoti M. Asher, Erik R Hankin, Nathaniel Gerard Janick and Leslie Marasco, American Geophysical Union, Talent Pool, Washington, DC, United States
Eleanour Snow, U.S. Geological Survey, Youth and Education in Science, Reston, VA, United States, Craig R. Robinson, U. S. Geological Survey, Office of Science, Quality, and Integrity, Reston, VA, United States and Regina Neal-Mujahid, U. S. Geological Survey, Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Reston, VA, United States
Hansi Alice Singh, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change, Richland, WA, United States and Judy R Twedt, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Rebecca R H Michelsen1, Rachele Dominguez2 and April H Marchetti1, (1)Randolph-Macon College, Department of Chemistry, Ashland, VA, United States, (2)Randolph-Macon College, Department of Physics, Ashland, VA, United States
Laura Conner1, Suzanne Perin2 and Laura Oxtoby1, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Valerie Sloan, NCAR|UCAR, SOARS Center for Higher Education, Boulder, CO, United States, Laura M Barge, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Marianne Smith, Citrus College, Glendora, CA, United States
William J Thomas, NOAA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, United States, Suzanne van Cooten, NOAA/NWS River Forecasting Center, Slidell, LA, United States, Beth Wrege, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS, United States
Nathaniel Gerard Janick1, David E Harwell1, Erik R Hankin2, Pranoti M. Asher1 and Leslie Marasco1, (1)American Geophysical Union, Talent Pool, Washington, DC, United States, (2)AGU, Talent Pool Department, Washington, DC, United States
Leslie Marasco1, Cecilia Hurtado2, Heidi Gottschall3, Kelsey Meisenhelder4, Erik R Hankin5 and David E Harwell1, (1)American Geophysical Union, Talent Pool, Washington, DC, United States, (2)College of William and Mary, Geology, Williamsburg, VA, United States, (3)Google, Mountain View, CA, United States, (4)Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States, (5)AGU, Talent Pool Department, Washington, DC, United States
Alisa Holley Young, NOAA Boulder, NESDIS/NCEI, Boulder, CO, United States, DaNa L Carlis, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Daniel J Melendez Alvira, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, CO, United States
Jessica Stevens, Gary Comer College Prep High School, Chicago, IL, United States, Maya M Sheriff, Gary Comer College Prep High School, Chicago, United States, Destiny S Washington, Gary Comer College Prep, Chicago, United States, Aaron E. Putnam, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, Peter Strand, University of Maine, School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, Orono, ME, United States and Mariah J Radue, University of Maine, Climate Change Institute, Orono, ME, United States
Laura A Schifman, Environmental Protection Agency Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States and Vinka Craver, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States
Todd Christenson, NOAA Office of Education EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Marlene Kaplan, NOAA Office of Education, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Vernon R Morria1, Belay Demoz2 and Everette Joseph1, (1)Howard University, Washington, DC, United States, (2)University of Maryland Baltimore County, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), Baltimore, MD, United States
DaNa L Carlis, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, College Park, MD, United States and David S. Rowell, NOAA National Weather Service, Kansas City, MO, United States
Thomas Roberts Wims, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC, United States

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