GOLD Projects


Active Societal Participation In Research and Education (ASPIRE) aims to cultivate a generation of geoscientists with the leadership knowledge and skills to reframe the geosciences as socially relevant and thereby broaden participation in these fields. This generation of geoscientists will do so by using place based science as a vehicle to bridge longstanding divides that impede access to and inclusion in the geosciences.



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The FIELD project aims to make field geoscience more diverse and inclusive. We would like the amazing experience of doing field work accessible to anyone who has the desire and motivation to engage.




We test new research-based methods for providing professional development in equity and inclusion for geoscientists using new mixed-reality role-play simulations designed to teach the cohort to develop and practice skills for recognizing prejudice and effectively intervening in geoscience-specific scenarios. This new ability to act will also be harnessed in our leadership curriculum by focusing on institutional work to minimize the effects of prejudice on gatekeeping decisions.



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Hearts of GOLD

The goal of Hearts of GOLD is to help develop champions for diversity in the geosciences by targeting established leaders in scientific research who have a history and interest in diversity, despite little or no training on the topic.



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