case for diversity

Decadal review: How gender and race of geoscientists are portrayed in physical geology textbooks

Recent efforts to increase diversity within the geosciences, do coincide with how geoscientist are being portrayed in academic textbooks. This article reexamines previous efforts that analyzed the presence of racially diverse geoscientist in physical geology textbooks. Although there was an increase in the representation of minorities, some groups were completely absent from representation. 

This page last updated 18 May 2020 - 11:36am

How Can We Fix the Lack of Diversity in Geosciences?

There is a lack of diversity in the geosciences and on contributing factor might be the lack of representation of diversity faculty. In addition to that the geosciences discipline tends to attract students that have had more exposure to the outdoors, which can be unfamiliar terrain for students depending on where they come from geographically. 

This page last updated 12 Aug 2019 - 9:26pm

Teaching for Earth Resilience: A Strategy for Increased Diversity and Equity

Geosciences is one of the least diverse fields within STEM, therefore it is essential for geoscience educators to adopt a focus on earth resilience. Earth resilience promotes the empowerment of underrepresented communities by connecting URM students to culturally relevant curricula and networking opportunities for advancement in the field. 

This page last updated 8 Aug 2019 - 1:50pm

Broadening Participation in the Earth Sciences

Out of all the physical sciences, earth sciences has the lowest participation of underrepresented minorities. Past research on factors contributing to the lack of diversity in geosciences, has focused on inadequate teacher preparation, lack of relevance or undefined career path, isolation and alienation of students of color at predominantly white institutions. In the last forty years the number of minority geoscience graduates has remained stagnant.

This page last updated 8 Aug 2019 - 12:19pm
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