Upcoming Workshop on Undergraduate Student Diversity in the Earth Sciences


The InTeGrate program at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Increasing the Diversity of Undergraduate Students Learning about the Earth on February 23-25, 2014 at Arizona State University..

Successfully meeting global environmental and resource challenges requires geoscience students from diverse backgrounds who are prepared for jobs ranging from petroleum geologist to sustainability business consultant. To educate this workforce requires that we attract diverse students into the geosciences, support them fully in our programs, and assist them as they transition into the workforce. Geoscience has the lowest ethnic and racial diversity of any STEM discipline and is often viewed as a difficult choice for students with physical disabilities.

This workshop will focus on strategies for increasing the diversity of students graduating from all types of programs with a substantial geoscience component and supporting their successful entry into the workforce. Participants will showcase successful strategies employed by their own programs including traditional departmental programming, inter institutional programming, community-based approaches, and opportunities made possible through technology. We welcome participation from 2 and 4 year programs in any aspect of the geosciences, environmental science, geography and other allied fields.

The Application Deadline is January 5.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the workshop homepage.