IAGD-Sponsored Sessions at the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting

The IAGD is pleased to announce sponsorship for the following technical sessions being held during the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, October 27-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, USA.  Both of the following sessions seek to promote past, present and future perspectives of enhanced diversity in the geosciences.

Please note that this year is the 125th anniversary of GSA, and therefore the focus of these two sessions includes all historical perspectives of diversity.  If you, or someone you know, has conducted research or created resources aimed at broadening participation in the geosciences, or is interested in the future of geoscience workforce diversity should consider submitting an abstract to these sessions.

For more information, please feel free to contact any of the conveners listed below.

Technical Session #128: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches of Access and Inclusion in the Geosciences

Description:  Geoscience students and educators are encouraged to disseminate current and historical research findings and instructional experiences that promote the enhancement of diverse participation in the geosciences through increased access and inclusion.

Sponsors:  GSA Geoscience Education Division; International Association for Geoscience Diversity; National Earth Science Teachers Association; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee

Conveners:  Christopher Atchison and Sharon Locke

Submit an abstract to this session


Technical Session #143. Geoscience Across Cultures and Communities: Benefits and Challenges of Diversity

Description:  The session is on people and practices that have contributed to our increasing understanding of the importance of the role of diversity in the geoscience profession.

Sponsors:  GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG); National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists (NABGG)

Conveners:  Marilyn J. Suiter and Richard C. Berg

Submit an abstract to this session