ED33A:
Changing the Culture: Preparing a Diverse and Inclusive Ocean Sciences Workforce I

Session ID#: 92729

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:  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, Sharon K Cooper, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Jonathan C Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus, Geoscience, Indiana, PA, United States, Sonya Legg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Mona Behl, University of Georgia, Georgia Sea Grant, Athens, GA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Sarah E Kolesar, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States and Brandon Jones, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, Arlington, VA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Understanding Experiences of Women in Marine Science: Results of an initial pilot study (646858)
Lindsey Williams, MIT Sea Grant College Program, Cambridge, MA, United States and Tracey Dalton, University of Rhode Island, Marine Affairs, Narragansett, United States
Exciting interest in physics and geophysics among young women of color through the medium of dance. (637651)
Lawrence J Pratt1, Folashade Cromwell Solomon2, Tracey Wright2, Singh Vandana3, Mariah Steele4 and Dionne Champion5, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)TERC, United States, (3)Framingham State University, United States, (4)University of Rochester, United States, (5)University of Florida, College of the Arts, United States
Sea(ing) a Change in the Demographics of Oceanographic Research in South Africa (653632)
Katye Altieri, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Isabelle Jane Ansorge, university of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, Fawcett Sarah, University of Cape Town, Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa and Juliet Hermes, South African Environmental Observation Network, Pretoria, South Africa
Python and Open-Source Software for Developing Countries: A Catalyst for Change (657037)
Paige Martin, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Christian E. Buckingham, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Département de Physique, Brest, France and SAND-Brian K Arbic, University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
A place-based, oceanography summer bridge course as part of an academic and curricular pathway from 2YCs to a 4YC for Native Hawaiian and other underrepresented students in the geosciences (641168)
Michael Guidry1, Rosie Alegado2, Margaret Anne McManus3, Alma CAROLINA Castillo-Trujillo4, Haunani H Kane2, Mariko Hatta5, Victoria Sindorf6, Kimberley Kanani Mayfield7 and Maxime Grand8, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Global Environmental Science Program, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (6)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Honolulu, HI, United States, (7)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (8)Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States
Increasing Undergraduate Participation in the Geosciences Through the Partnership of University Housing and Academics (637539)
William Jones, University of South Carolina, Green Quad Living, Learning Community / Housing, Columbia, SC, United States, Claudia R Benitez-Nelson, University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States and Karen McNeal, Auburn University, Geosciences, Auburn, AL, United States
Embedded in an Oceanographic Research Lab: A Partnership with a K-12 Teacher to Bring Diversity to Ocean Sciences. (650893)
Anna Michel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Stacey Strong, Falmouth Public Schools, Falmouth, MA, United States and Judith Fenwick, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Ocean Discovery Institute’s Scientist-in-Residence Program: A model of how science mentorship can prepare underrepresented minority students for careers in ocean science (640952)
Joel Barkan, Ocean Discovery Institute, San Diego, CA, United States, Catalina Martinez, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Narragansett, RI, United States and Jasmin G John, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ, United States