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Workshop Program

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Workshop Goals

The goals of this workshop are to identify:
  • Develop an understanding of how geoscience programs are increasing the diversity of their graduates
  • Share strategies for attracting diverse students, supporting their successful graduation, and assisting them as they transition into the workforce
  • Document program models and the evidence of their success
  • Consider the barriers to wider adoption of successful models and programs that could address these barriers
  • Foster increased communication and collaboration around increasing diversity in geoscience programs and the resulting workforce.

Unless otherwise noted, all events happen in ISTB4 Room 240.

February 23 (Sunday)

5:00 Reception, registration, appetizers, libations (in the Gallery of Scientific Exploration, building ISTB4 lobby)
6:15 Welcoming remarks, goals of workshop, introductions, icebreaker
7:15 Keynote

Bringing Diverse Voices to the Future of Geoscience - Eric Jolly, Science Museum of Minnesota

Engagement, Capacity, and Continuity: A Trilogy for Student Success

Discussion

Short description of what will occur in next two days

8:45 Conclude

February 24 (Monday)

7:00-8:15 Breakfast at hotel

8:30-8:45 Introduction to workshop and its goals. Overview of the structure of the workshop. - Diane Doser

8:45-9:30 Setting the Stage: Where are we now? (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 223kB Feb24 14) - Joshua Villalobos

Discussion and creation of a Successes and Challenges document.

9:30-12:15 Recruiting Underserved Students

Becky Ball, Arizona State University - Essay
Dirk Baron , California State University, Bakersfield - Essay, Minority Support
Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College - Essay, Minority Support
Larry Braile , Purdue University-Main Campus - Essay
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso - Essay, Minority Support
Emily Geosling, CUAHSI - Essay
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College - Essay
Elica Moss , Alabama A & M University - Essay, Minority Support
Brandon Schwab , Humboldt State University - Essay
Philip Stokes, University of Arizona - Essay
Deanna van Dijk , Calvin College - Essay

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Salish Kootenai Tribal College - Minority Support
University of New Orleans - Minority Awareness Program

9:30-10:30 Examples of best practices:

Discussion

10:30 Break

10:45-11:45 Small Group work - Breakout in smaller groups focused around possible strategies to implement recruiting at other institutions - choose a group where you have strengths to share.

11:45-12:15 What have we learned. Plans for next steps.

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:15 Supporting and Retaining Students

Tanya Anders, Texas A&M University-Corpus Cristi - Minority Support
Diana Dalbotten , University of Minnesota - Essay, Minority Support
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Minority Support
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College - Minority Support
Ruby A. Montoya-Ospina , Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon - Essay
Aisha Morris, UNAVCO - Essay, Minority Support
Elica Moss , Alabama A & M University - Minority Support
Fred Siewers, Western Kentucky University - Essay
Suki Smaglik , Central Wyoming College - Essay
Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College - Essay, Minority Support
Gary Weissmann , University of New Mexico - Essay, Minority Support

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Jackson State University - Minority Support
North Carolina A&T University - NOAA-ISET Cooperative Science Center

1:15-2:15 Examples of best practices:

Discussion

2:15-3:15 Breakout for smaller group discussion around:

3:15 Break

3:30-4:30 Pathways to the Workforce

Gabriel Gwanmesia, Delaware State University - Essay
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - Essay
Mark Howe, US State Dept, International Boundary and Water Commission - Essay
Adriana Martinez , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Essay, Minority Support
Amy Myrbo, University of Minnesota - Essay, Minority Support
Fred Siewers, Western Kentucky University - Essay, Minority Support

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Fort valley State University - Cooperative Development Energy Program
GateWay Community College - Minority Support

Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 260kB Feb24 14)

Discussion

4:30-5:30 Individual reflection on the day's work.
Group Reflection - Where are we now? Plans for tomorrow.

6:00 Group dinner - Z' Tejas (walking map) (Acrobat (PDF) 11MB Feb24 14)

February 25 (Tuesday)

7:00-8:15 Breakfast at hotel

8:30-8:45 Overview of day's activities

8:45-9:45 Keynote by Marilyn Suiter (NSF) and Michael J. Carroll (Hunt Oil) - Perspectives and strategies on diversity in geosciences

9:45 Break

10:00-11:30 Working Group Time

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 Wrapup

2:00 Adjourn


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