Empowering (geo)scientists to transform workplace climate

The Earth Science Women's Network, Association for Women Geoscientists and the American Geophysical Union are partnering to address the problem of sexual and other types of harassment and other exclusionary behaviors, such as bullying, discrimination and identity-based aggressions, that lead to hostile working and learning environments in the earth, space and environmental sciences with a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program. A primary goal of the project is to improve workplace climate conditions by developing bystander intervention education for department heads, chairs, faculty and grad students to appropriately respond to and prevent harassment, bullying and other exclusionary behaviors in research environments.


Research and strategies to address harassment and hostile climates


Events addressing misconduct, intervention, and cultural change

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This work is funded by NSF Awards HRD – 1725879, 1726021, 1725650, 1726163 and 1725424 "ADVANCE Partnership: From the Classroom to the Field: Improving the Workplace in the Geosciences." The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. ADVANCEGeo is sponsored by NAGT.