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Posted: Mar 15 2023
"The results validate our argument that you can't just throw all your resources toward recruitment, which is where the majority of previous diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have focused," said Blair Schneider, Kansas Geological Survey science outreach manager and associate researcher.
Schneider is co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCEGeo Partnership, which conducted the research. The ADVANCEGeo Partnership includes scientists from the KGS and seven other institutions for research focused on reducing hostile workplace climate barriers in the geosciences.
Posted: Mar 10 2023
Results from a recently published survey of geoscientists reveal that many are facing pervasive discrimination and hostile working conditions.
Posted: Mar 7 2023
Hostile workplaces undermine efforts to make the ecological sciences more inclusive and welcoming. A new study surveyed ecologists to provide a snapshot of workplace experiences. The bottom line is that identity matters. While workplace climates are positive overall, hostile and exclusionary behaviors still occur surprisingly often and disproportionately affect people who have been historically excluded from the field. The results were published this week in the journal "Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment."
Posted: Feb 23 2023
As the first and largest comprehensive workplace climate survey (>2000 completed surveys) of the earth and space scientists using validated tools, our paperpublished this week in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth's Future, provides some of the first quantitative evidence of the frequency and pervasiveness of a range of discriminatory behaviors in our field. We show disproportionate impacts of harassment, incivility, and negative identity-based language by gender - beyond the binary-, race and ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, and career stage, with early-career geoscientists reporting more negative environments than later career stages.
Posted: Dec 16 2022
ADVANCEGeo's resources were listed in a recent piece published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment on "Breaking barriers for those with hidden disabilities" by Isabel Carrera Zamanillo.
Posted: Dec 16 2022
One of the founding team members and past co-PI of ADVANCEGeo Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe was invited to give the Agency Lecture at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Chicago.
Posted: Nov 7 2022
PI Marin-Spiotta and former PI Berhe were featured on an interagency roundtable on harassment in isolated scientific research environments.
Posted: Oct 27 2022
Our team's chapter on Harassment as scientific misconduct has been published!
Posted: Oct 25 2022
Press release from University of Kansas on our new award: A National Science Foundation grant will allow a researcher from the Kansas Geological Survey and her collaborators at seven other institutions to expand the reach of a program designed to reduce hostile workplace climate barriers that individuals face when entering STEM occupations...
Posted: Oct 11 2022
PI Erika Marin-Spiotta is quoted in this article on the CHIPS Act and a provision that allocates .5 million to researching and preventing sexual and gender-based misconduct.