ED44A:
Changing the Culture: Preparing a Diverse and Inclusive Ocean Sciences Workforce III Posters

Session ID#: 85855

Session Description:
Broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is recognized as critical to the science and engineering enterprise; diversity being an important driver of discovery and innovation. In the ocean sciences, the percentage of Underrepresented Minority (URM) degree attainment has not increased, despite increased URM degree attainment in other STEM fields. This session invites presentations that focus on broadening participation strategies that are currently being used to increase recruitment and retention of URMs in ocean sciences as well as discussion of strategies that are needed to change the culture for improved recruitment and retention.  Discussion of strategies to mitigate harassment, discriminatory practices, subconscious bias, structural and cultural biases or other barriers to inclusion are welcome. The goals of this session are to highlight work that focuses on: 1) addressing short- and long-term impacts of toxic work/learning environments in ocean sciences, 2) enhancing recruitment and retention of URMs in ocean sciences, 3) improving the work climate with a goal of preparing a diverse and inclusive ocean sciences workforce (allyship); and 4) exploring ways in which the ocean sciences can support and advance environmental justice. Please indicate in your abstract which goal(s) your submission addresses.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Index Terms:

0810 Post-secondary education [EDUCATION]
0855 Diversity [EDUCATION]
6319 Institutions [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
6630 Workforce [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
Primary Chair:  Sarah E Kolesar, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States
Co-chairs:  Lisa D White, University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States, Corey Garza, California State University Monterey Bay, Marine Science, Seaside, CA, United States and Brandon Jones, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, Arlington, VA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Sarah E Kolesar, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States
Moderators:  Jonathan C Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus, Geoscience, Indiana, PA, United States, Sonya Legg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Sharon K Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Brandon Jones, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, Arlington, VA, United States, Corey Garza, California State University Monterey Bay, Marine Science, Seaside, CA, United States and Lisa D White, University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Mona Behl, University of Georgia, Georgia Sea Grant, Athens, GA, United States and Sarah E Kolesar, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
A Handbook on Running Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the Geosciences: A Sneak Preview (655084)
Valerie Sloan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Education & Outreach, Boulder, CO, United States, Barbara Cabezal Bruno, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, Honolulu, HI, United States, Diana M Dalbotten, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States and Rebecca Haacker, NCAR, Education & Outreach, ASP, Boulder, CO, United States
 
Challenges and Successes to Recruiting Underrepresented Students in a 15-Year Marine Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Oregon State University (657467)
Itchung Cheung, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, United States and Kaplan Yalcin, Oregon State University, Geosciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
 
Trends in Participation for Ocean Sciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs (655302)
Elizabeth Lynch Rom, National Science Foundation, GEO/OCE, Arlington, VA, United States, Tyler Pounds, New Mexico State University Main Campus, Las Cruces, United States, Angela Ousley, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL, United States, Miranda Valdez, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, Shawndee Neilson, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, United States and Sara C Sanchez, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
 
Broadening Geosciences Preparedness through a Cross-Campus Experiential Partnership (646929)
Adriane Clark Jones1, Diane Y Kim2, Karla Heidelberg2, Xiaomei Cheng1 and Jessica Dutton2, (1)Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
 
Using Mentor Maps to Measure the Impact of an Intensive Field Experience Aboard the JOIDES Resolution (653380)
Kaatje van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College, Department of Sciences, Bellingham, WA, United States, Leah H Joseph, Ursinus College, Environmental Studies, Collegeville, PA, United States and Sharon K Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
 
STEMSEAS: Providing Formative At-Sea Research Exposure to Undergraduates (637193)
Baylee Sergent, University of Boulder Colorado, Geology, Boulder, CO, United States and Isabel Kain, Northeastern University, Physics, Boston, MA, United States
 
Students learning STEM through Sailing - Combining Classroom Techniques with Kinetic Stimulation to Convey Environmental and Physical Concepts (649519)
Khari Parrish, Hampton University, Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton, VA, United States
 
Communicating Ocean and Climate Science to Diverse Audiences through the Ambassadors for STEM Training to Enhance Participation (A-STEP) Program. (656360)
Lisa D White, University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States and Sharon K Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
 
Improving Science Communication and Developing Ocean Science Career Pathways through Educational Collaboration (655973)
Caitlin Tems, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, United States, Emily Bethana Rivest, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Biological Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, United States and Regis Komperda, San Diego State University, Chemistry, San Diego, CA, United States
 
How can Scientific Societies Address Disparities on Editorial Boards? (657289)
Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, United States, Scott Hotaling, Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences, Pullman, WA, United States, Laura Falkenberg, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong and Patricia Ann Soranno, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, East Lansing, United States
 
How to Build a More Diverse Workforce in the Geosciences (646990)
Paul Joyce, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Paulinus Chigbu, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Natural Sciences, Princess Anne, MD, United States, Ambrose Jearld Jr, National Technical Association, Falmouth, MA, United States, Hauke Kite-Powell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, George Liles, NOAA-Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Kevin Chu, SEA Education Association, Falmouth, United States
 
Belonging: A Documentary Short and Facilitated Conversation on the Academic, Emotional, Social, Political, and Cultural, Hurdles to STEM Fields for People of Color (642299)
Catalina Martinez, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Narragansett, RI, United States and Kendall Moore, University of Rhode Island, Journalism and Film Media, Narragansett, RI, United States