Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences

17 December 2014, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Moscone South: Mezzanine - 224 & 226

Event Type:

Workshop

Ticketing Type:

Registration Required

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Education (ED)

Geoscience has the lowest ethnic diversity in its graduating student population of any STEM discipline. This workshop will discuss three strategies departments and programs are using to recruit and retain a more diverse student population: 1) providing courses that are rich in societal context; 2) developing an inclusive culture within the department; and 3) more fully incorporating opportunities to learn about and prepare for professional careers in the geosciences. In addition to supporting participation of underrepresented minorities in the geosciences, these strategies are foundational to improved learning and career preparation for all geoscience students.

During the registration process for Fall Meeting you will be given the option to sign up for this and other workshops.

This workshop is sponsored by the InTeGrate STEP Center for the Geosciences, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Professional Development Program, the SAGE 2YC project, and the AGU Education and Outreach Program.