News and Press

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.
ADVANCEGeo PI talks about why toxic labs are so pervasive in academia
Posted: Nov 5 2019
(Content warning) Graduate student's suicide at UW Madison is a devastating cautionary tale about abusive lab environments.
Save the Date: Train the Trainers Workshop
Posted: Jul 12 2019

NSF-funded ADVANCEGeo Partnership "Train the Trainers" Workshop

January 9-10, 2020 in Lawrence, Kansas

The goal of the workshop is to develop a network of trainers. Participants will receive training in:
  1. Background and awareness of the prevalence and impact of hostile behaviors in the STEM workforce, including: implicit biases, microaggressions, sexual harassment and discrimination, bullying
  2. Bystander intervention
  3. Tools and strategies for improving workplace climate
  4. Workshop facilitation to implement their own trainings

Learn more:

To be added to a mailing list to receive updates specifically related to this workshop, please email Blair Schneider at


Save the Date (Acrobat (PDF) 634kB Jul12 19)


Space is limited. Registration will open in late August/early September. Participants will be required to complete some work in preparation of the workshop.

Workshop co-hosted by the University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning and the University of Kansas Department of Geology .

**This workshop is open to all interested participants, however the emphasis will be towards participants in STEM fields.

AGU awarded new grant to launch new Ethics and Equity Initiative
Posted: Jul 12 2019
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has been awarded a three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to launch The AGU Ethics and Equity Initiative. This initiative is designed to address sexual harassment and other related matters that affect gender discrimination through new educational resources and validated measurement tools. The initiative is being developed through a partnership with the National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (NCPRE) at the University of Illinois.
On Wisconsin Alumni Magazine #MeToo in Science
Posted: Jun 3 2019
Lead PI Erika Marin-Spiotta is interviewed about our work in the On Wisconsin Alumni Magazine.
AGU Launches New Ethics and Equity Center
Posted: Feb 18 2019
The AGU Ethics and Equity Center is a new hub for resources and tools to support all members of the Earth and space science community and encourage workplace excellence.
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