News and Press

ADVANCEGeo co-PI responds to new data on representation of women faculty in the geosciences
Posted: Aug 17 2021
Co-PI Meredith Hastings wrote a commentary 'Geoscience Faculty Diversity: We Need to Make More Progress, Together' to accompany a new study out in AGU Advances on Trends in the representation of women amongst geoscience faculty from 1999-2020: the long road towards gender parity.
New piece out on how the pandemic intensifies inequities in STEM
Posted: Aug 17 2021
ADVANCEGeo co-PI Rebecca Barnes wrote about how the pandemic has exacerbated gender and racial inequities in STEM in Colorado College's alumni magazine.
ADVANCEGeo program highlighted by Senator Hirono
Posted: Aug 6 2021

The ADVANCEGeo program was highlighted by Senator Mazie K. Hirono at a Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources hearing to consider pending nominations. Our co-PI Prof. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe of UC Merced is President Biden's nominee for Director of the Office of Science for the Department of Energy. Prof. Berhe's work on soil carbon, climate change, sexual harassment and workplace climate was recognized and commended by the committee.

New paper out on anti-racism in the geosciences
Posted: Jul 1 2021
ADVANCEGeo PIs collaborated with a team of researchers across the geosciences led by Dr. Hendratta Ali to propose an actionable anti-racism plan.
ADVANCEGeo PI interviewed for article on bullying
Posted: May 11 2021

This article published in Nature outlines steps to report bullying and protect oneself from abuse.

ADVANCEGeo PIs interviewed for article in The Washington Post
Posted: Jan 20 2021

ADVANCEGeo PIs interviewed for article in The Washington Post

New article out on Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab
Posted: Oct 5 2020
A new paper co-authored by Co-PI Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe presents 10 rules to help research labs develop antiracists policies and action to promote racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion.
New paper out on hostile climates as barriers to diversifying the geosciences
Posted: Aug 5 2020
The ADVANCEGeo team has published a new paper on hostile climates as barriers to diversifying the geosciences that summarizes the cultural & structural barriers to broaden participation in the geosciences & identify a range of strategies to dismantle these barriers. This article is part of a special issue on Diversity and equality in the geosciences in the journal Advances in Geosciences.
Review article on intersectionality in geoscience education research featured again
Posted: Jun 29 2020
Our review article on intersectionality and inclusivity in geoscience education research was featured in the American Geophysical Union's blog Perspectives on Earth and Space Science Educational Research.
ADVANCEGeo article featured
Posted: Feb 20 2020
Our 2019 article in the Journal of Geoscience Education led by co-PI Allison Mattheis on how the themes of intersectionality and inclusivity were incorporated into the geoscience education research (GER) literature was featured in the February 2020 GER newsletter of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
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