News and Press

Focus group paper is out!
Posted: May 19 2022
Our paper on focus groups conducted at STEM professional society meetings was published today in PLOS ONE.
ADVANCEGeo Partnership critical framework approach paper out
Posted: May 16 2022

Our paper "A Critical Feminist Approach from the Geosciences to Transform Workplace Climate in Partnership with Professional Associations" is now out in a special issue of the ADVANCE Journal.

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe confirmed by Senate as federal office science director
Posted: May 11 2022

Congratulations to our co-PI Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe who today was confirmed by Senate to lead the Science Office of the Department of Energy. Dr. Berhe was nominated in recognition of her cutting-edge carbon cycle science and her leadership in advancing equity in STEM.

Focus group paper accepted!
Posted: May 9 2022

Our manuscript "Maybe this is just not the place for me:" An intersectional analysis of gender harassment and discrimination in the geosciences" has been accepted in PLOS ONE!

ADVANCEGeo PI quoted in news article about American Meteorological Society's code of ethics
Posted: Apr 11 2022

ADVANCEGeo PI quoted in news article about American Meteorological Society's code of ethics, applied to revoke a member's Fellow status and membership after a violation.

Professor Barnes Explores Systematic Inequities in STEMM
Posted: Mar 10 2022

Associate Professor Rebecca Barnes co-authored a perspectives piece in Nature Geoscience highlighting the systems of oppression inherent within STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) for historically excluded groups. The article, "Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course," reframes the discussion of diversity in STEM from one that is passive (i.e., a "leaky pipeline") to that of a hostile obstacle course, exploring the causes and consequences of underrepresented scholars.

Anti-racism resources page launched
Posted: Feb 22 2022
The ADVANCEGeo Partnership has launched a new site with resources to understand the history of racism in U.S. higher education and in science as well as strategies to promote anti-racist practices in the geosciences and other STEM disciplines.
Article in Inside Climate News on how diversifying the earth sciences is an environmental justice issue
Posted: Feb 22 2022
Researchers Say Science Skewed by Racism is Increasing the Threat of Global Warming to People of Color
Hostile obstacle course article included in Springer Nature Black Lives Matter campaign hub
Posted: Feb 15 2022

Our paper in Nature Geoscience 'Scientists from historically excluded groups face a hostile obstacle course' led by Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is featured in the Springer Nature editor curated Black Lives Matter campaign hub. The paper is listed under the Article section of "Social Inequality & Systemic Racism" and will be free to read until February 2023. Can also be accessed through the follow link:

Webinar on ADVANCEGeo climate survey on Feb 15th
Posted: Jan 31 2022
Join us for a free webinar with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) where we will present findings from our climate survey of the geosciences.
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