ED015:
Diversity in the Geoscience Community: Expansion is Necessary





Session ID#: 26115

Session Description:
The geosciences continue to lag other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in the engagement, recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented and underserved minorities. Diversity is a vital priority because it promotes innovation, strengthens the community's ability to tackle complex geoscience problems, and engenders widespread Earth science literacy. Recent attention and funding have been dedicated to improving undergraduate and graduate STEM education, including an emphasis on diversifying the geoscience community. NSF’s INCLUDES, GOLD and IUSE:GEOPATHS solicitations attest to the commitment. Nonetheless recent studies suggest there is room for progress; in 2014 African Americans and Hispanics earned fewer than 4% of all of the PhD in the geosciences (Sidder, Eos, 2017). The lack of diversity in the professoriate likely contributes to comparable shortfalls in the geosciences overall. This session aims to provide a platform to share experiences, best practices and challenges in approaches to diversifying the geosciences.
Primary Convener:  Jonathan C Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus, Geoscience, Indiana, PA, United States
Conveners:  Sharon K Cooper, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Brandon Jones, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Education, Public Affairs, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kerrita Kimberly Mayfield, Organization Not Listed, Holyoke, MA, United States
Rachel E Bernard, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Kerrita Kimberly Mayfield, Organization Not Listed, Holyoke, MA, United States
David Baratoux, IRD, Geosciences Environnement Toulouse, Toulouse, France; Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire Check Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, Hasnaa Chennaoui-Aoudjehane, Géosciences Appliquées à l’Ingénierie de l’Aménagement GAIA Laboratory, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock, Department of Geology, Casablanca, Morocco, Roger Gibson, University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geosciences, Johannesburg, South Africa, Atmane Lamali, Centre de Recherche en Astrophysique et Géophysique, Geophysics, Algiers, Algeria, Wolf Uwe Reimold, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, Maria Selorm Sepah, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, Mouley Charaf Chabou, Université Ferhat Abbas, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Setif, Algeria, John Bosco Habarulema, Rhodes University, Department of Physics and Electronics, Grahamstown, South Africa; South African National Space Agency, Hermanus, South Africa, Mark Jessell, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Aberra Mogessie, University of Graz, Institute of Earth Sciences,, Graz, Austria, Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco, Elyvin Nkhonjera, Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network, Lilongwe, Malawi, Ndivhuwo Cecilia Mukosi, Council for Geoscience, Young Earth Scientists (YES), Pietersburg, South Africa, Maram Kaire, Association Senegalaise pour la Promotion de l’Astronomie, Dakar, Senegal, Pierre Rochette, CEREGE ARBOIS, Aix En Provence, France, Amanda Sickafoose, South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Cape Town, South Africa, Jesús Martínez-Frías, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Complutense University of Madrid, Instituto de Geociencias, Madrid, Spain, Alex Hofmann, University of Johannesburg, Geology, Johannesburg, South Africa, Luigi Folco, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Angelo Pio Rossi, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Gayane Faye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Dakar, Senegal, Katrien Kolenberg, University of Antwerp, Physics Department, Heverlee, Belgium, Kelali Tekle, East African Regional office of Astronomy for Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Djelloul Belhai, Université des sciences et de la technologie Houari-Boumédiène,, Faculté des Sciences de la Terre, de la Géographie et Aménagement du Territoire (FSTGAT), Bab Ezzouar, Algeria, Meryem Elyajouri, Observatoire de Paris, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France, Christian Koeberl, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria and Mamdouh Abdeem, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Jonathan C Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus, Geoscience, Indiana, PA, United States, Sharon K Cooper, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Steven A Hovan, Indiana Univ Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, United States, R Mark Leckie, Univ Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States and Lisa D White, University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States
Perry J Samson, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Heather R Houlton, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States, Jason Chen, College of William and Mary, Educational Psychology, Williamsburg, VA, United States, Brentt Brown, Mursion, San Francisco, CA, United States, Dena Samuels, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Women's & Ethnic Studies, Colorado Springs, CO, United States and Carolyn Brinkworth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Gregory Dick, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Jenna Munson, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Diane Irene Doser, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States, Arturo Olivarez, University of Texas at El Paso, Educational Leadership, El Paso, TX, United States, Robert Rohrbaugh, El Paso Community College, Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX, United States and Joshua I Villalobos, El Paso Community College, Geological Sciences Discipline, El Paso, TX, United States
Michael Guidry1, Ardis Eschenberg2,3, Floyd W McCoy4, Margaret Anne McManus5, John K DeLay6, Karen Lee7, Stephen V Taylor8, James Dire8 and David Krupp9, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Global Environmental Science Program, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI, United States, (3)University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, HI, United States, (4)University of Hawaii - Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI, United States, (5)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (6)University of Hawaii - Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, United States, (7)University of Hawaii - Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI, United States, (8)University of Hawaii - Kauai Community College, Lihue, United States, (9)University of Hawaii - Windward Community College, Kaneohe, United States
Diana M Dalbotten, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Antony Berthelote, Salish Kootenai College, Hydrology, Pablo, MT, United States and Nievita Bueno Watts, University of Northern Iowa, McNair Scholars Program, Cedar Falls, IA, United States
Robert Kirsch, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, Rebecca Lee Batchelor, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Sennai Y Habtes, University of the Virgin Islands, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Brenee King, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States and John Crockett, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States
Gari C Mayberry, USGS, Washington, DC, United States and Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
Rick A Bennett, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Diedre Avon Lamb, University of Arizona, Disability Resource Center, Tucson, AZ, United States
Diedre Avon Lamb, University of Arizona, Disability Resource Center, Tucson, AZ, United States and Rick A Bennett, Univ Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Heather Macdonald1, Cathryn Allen Manduca2, Rachel J Beane3, Diane Irene Doser4, Sue Ebanks5, Jan Hodder6, John Robert McDaris2 and Carol J Ormand2, (1)College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, United States, (2)Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States, (3)Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, United States, (4)University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX, United States, (5)Savannah State University, Savannah, GA, United States, (6)University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States
Corey Garza, California State University Monterey Bay, School Of Natural Sciences, Seaside, CA, United States, Julia Parrish, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Lora Harris, Chesapeake Biological Lab, UMCES, Solomons Island, MD, United States, Julie Posselt, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States and Marco Hatch, Western Washington University, Bellingham, United States
Michelle Berry1, Vanshan Desmond Wright2, Katherine Kelly Ellins3, Mercy Grace Jackson Browder4, Rocio Castillo4, Alissa Jeanne Kotowski5, Julie C Libarkin6, Johnny Lu5, Nishma Maredia5 and Nicole Butler5, (1)Brigham Resources, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States, (3)The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (4)Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, United States, (5)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (6)Michigan State University, Natural Science Building; Department of Geological Sciences, East Lansing, MI, United States
Sharon K Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Katerina E Petronotis, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, Carrie Ferraro, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Kevin T M Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Kristen Yarincik, Consortium forOcean Leadership, Washington, DC, United States
Brandon Jones, Lina C Patino, Elizabeth Lynch Rom and Amanda Adams, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
Eleanor Rappolee1, Julie C Libarkin2, Carmen McCallum3 and Sarah Kurz3, (1)Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, (2)Michigan State University, Natural Science Building; Department of Geological Sciences, East Lansing, MI, United States, (3)Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Rebecca Freeman1, Justin Bathon2, Alan E Fryar1, Eva Lyon1 and Michael M. McGlue3, (1)University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States, (2)University of Kentucky, Educational Leadership Studies, Lexington, KY, United States, (3)University of Kentucky, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lexington, KY, United States
Ambrose Jearld Jr, National Technical Association, Washington, DC, United States
Sally F McGill1, Mark L Benthien2, Bryan Adriel Castillo1, Jeffrey Fitzsimmons3, Anna Foutz4, Daniel Keck5, Cathryn Allen Manduca6, Gabriela R Noriega2, Rajul E Pandya7, J John Taber8 and Bernadette Vargas5, (1)California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, United States, (2)Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)California Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, Victorville, CA, United States, (4)Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States, (5)Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States, (6)Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States, (7)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, (8)IRIS, Washington, DC, United States
Joshua Knackert, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Daniel D Cadol, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Earth and Environmental Science, Socorro, NM, United States, Bonnie Frey, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, United States and Chelsea Chee, New Mexico EPSCoR State Office, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Raquel Bryant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States and Benjamin Andrew Keisling, UMass Amherst-Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States
Janice D McDonnell, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Youth Development, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Liesl A Hotaling, Eidos Education/Marine Technology Society, Highlands, NJ, United States, Corey Garza, California State University Monterey Bay, School Of Natural Sciences, Seaside, CA, United States, Pamela B Van Dyk, Evaluation Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States, Kristin I Hunter-thomson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Joan Middendorf, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States, Ari Daniel, Independent Science Reporter, Boston, MA, United States, George I Matsumoto, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Watsonville, CA, United States and Oscar Schofield, Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Science, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

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