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

Accelerating change: The power of faculty change agents to promote diversity and inclusive teaching practices

This commentary examines the role faculty play in broadening participation in the geosciences through the implementation of equitable and inclusive pedagogy. 


This page last updated 15 Sep 2019 - 2:14pm

Bilingual science communication: A call for a geoscience community of practice

This commentary examines the use of Spanish-English bilingual geosciences communication within the United States as a way to broaden information about the discipline and inspire youth to develop a passion for STEM careers.

This page last updated 15 Sep 2019 - 2:04pm

Moving the Needle on Diversity in the Geosciences

NOVA interviewed a geoscientist to inquiry about the diversity gap within the geosciences. The geoscientist outlines reasons such as limited opportunities to take geoscience courses in high school as well as limited exposure to earth sciences knowledge through field trips, museum visits or outdoor activities. 

This page last updated 12 Aug 2019 - 9:16pm

Increasing Diversity in Geosciences

The geosciences have the lowest ethnic and racial diversity in all of the STEM fields and this might be related to students' sense of belonging. Underrepresented students in the geosciences are often faced with imposter syndrome and or stereotype threat, which influences how they perceive themselves in relation to their peers. 

This page last updated 12 Aug 2019 - 9:05pm

Why Don't the Geosciences Have More Diversity?

The author of this blog explains how limited exposure to the outdoors as a youth, might be a contributing factor for the lack of representation of underrepresented minorities in the geosciences. 

This page last updated 12 Aug 2019 - 8:52pm

Queer in STEM: Workplace Experiences Reported in a National Survey of LBGTQA Individuals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Careers

The authors surveyed individuals working within STEM fields who identify as part of the LGBTQA community. The authors analyzed 1,427 responses from a 58-item questionnaire reporting the experiences the participants in regard to whether their work and social communities were welcoming to their queer identities. 

This page last updated 12 Aug 2019 - 8:24pm

LGBT and a Scientist

The author discusses their experiences as a member of the LGBT community within the geosciences discipline. The author references a study conducted in 2015 that surveyed LGBT people in STEM fields. 

This page last updated 12 Aug 2019 - 8:26pm

No Progress on Diversity in 40 Years

There has been little change in the last forty years in the number of ethnic and racial minorities that receive doctorates in the earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences. This article presents statistical data of the lack of representation as well as recommendations to increase participation of ethnic and racial minorities in geosciences. 

This page last updated 8 Aug 2019 - 1:22pm

NSF-OEDG Manoomin Science Camp Project: A Model for Engaging American Indian Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This is a case study of an NSF funded program to increase participation in STEM and geosciences for American Indian students. Culturally relevant practices were utilized such as the Circle of learning, a conceptual framework that emphasizes trust and relationship building between researchers, teachers, students and American Indian community members. 

This page last updated 8 Aug 2019 - 1:25pm


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