Program updates and successes from the AGU Bridge Program
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm Recreation and Wellness Center Beacon Room
Poster Session Part of Wednesday Poster Session
Eva Kostyu, American Geophysical Union
Waverly Lau, American Geophysical Union
Pranoti M. Asher, Pranoti M. Asher
The AGU Bridge Program, now in its fourth year, continues to promote equity in geoscience graduate education by partnering with select academic departments and supporting graduate students from historically marginalized populations. The Bridge Program counts forty-six graduate departments as partners and continues to build a cohort of Bridge Fellows each year. As a member of IGEN (Inclusive Graduate Education Network), the AGU Bridge program co-hosts a student application with other scientific disciplinary societies allowing interested applicants to submit one application for consideration by multiple departments. Students gaining graduate admission through this application portal automatically become Bridge Fellows and engage with AGU and a network of peers throughout their graduate education. Simultaneously, AGU Bridge partner departments work continuously to weave equity best practices throughout their processes, from admission through graduation. This presentation will focus on sharing partner department best practices, Bridge Program student engagement methods, and program goals. Advice on how to get involved will be shared.