Theme: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Accessible and Equitable: Using Universal Design for Learning in Earth Science Learning Spaces WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 201-20

Jennifer Lewis, University of Calgary
Wendi J. W. Williams, South Texas College
Laura Rowan Hollister, Pitman High School
Heather Houlton, Colorado School of Mines

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Goals of this workshop are to explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), discuss how UDL applies to different learning spaces (formal K-12, undergraduate, graduate, field experiences, informal ...
2YC Whole Student Mentoring: Recruiting and Guiding Students into Geosciences WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate B85

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO

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This workshop will provide faculty and graduate students interested in teaching with information and resources to improve their mentoring interactions with students, with an emphasis on students attending two-year ...
A Coordinated Experiential Learning Program to Broaden Participation by Enhancing Self-Efficacy, geoSTEM Identity, and Career Awareness ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:00pm Tate 105

Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster
Greg Wiles, College of Wooster
Missy Schen, College of Wooster

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To broaden participation in the geosciences, we developed a coordinated program of summer internships and experiential learning courses that implement evidence-based strategies for increasing students' ...
Building an Inclusive Mineralogy Classroom through Alternative Assessment ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:15pm Tate 105

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College

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In the spring of 2021, I made a drastic change to my teaching: I dumped grades. I stopped giving numerical or letter-grades on assignments and tests. Instead, I provided only written feedback and asked students to ...
IGUaNA: Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Tate 105

Carol Ormand, Carleton College
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida
Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Danielle Sumy, IRIS
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Tonian Robinson, University of South Florida
Christine Downs, Sandia National Labs

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Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. One key step in this process is transforming our curricula, looking beyond traditional topics ...
STEMSEAS: Case studies of Student Impact ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:15pm Tate 105

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Student Experiences Aboard Ships (STEMSEAS) Project leverages unused capacity during non-operational transits of ships in the U.S. academic fleet to provide ...
Monday Earth Education Forum: Mentoring for the Next Generation of Geoscientists
Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University
Eva Kostyu, American Geophysical Union
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University

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For many of us, the pandemic has laid bare challenges all across academia, not the least of which is how we mentor and support our students. In this forum, our goal is to have frank conversations to reflect on what ...
Field Trip Accessibility AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 110

Anita Marshall, University of Florida

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This workshop will explore how field education can be more accessible and inclusive for students with disabilities or other students who may have difficulty participating in field activities. Participants will ...
The Influence of Geoscientist Spotlights on the Perceived Identities of Scientists POSTER SESSION
Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Sarah Todd, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Majors frequently "discover" the geosciences through introductory courses, yet the scientists featured there often reflects historical stereotypes of scientists (e.g. white, straight, cisgender male). ...
Program updates and successes from the AGU Bridge Program POSTER SESSION
Eva Kostyu, American Geophysical Union
Waverly Lau, American Geophysical Union
Pranoti Asher, American Geophysical Union

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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 ...
Who's going outside? A survey on field trip practices in Introductory Courses POSTER SESSION
Avery Shinneman, University of Washington-Bothell Campus

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Relatively good data exist on the frequency of field-based coursework offered to upper division students in earth and environmental sciences nationally as well as the skills they aim to develop and foster in ...
Community-informed improvements with the Compass project: Advancing Earth Education Resource Discovery POSTER SESSION
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
Calli Thompson, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website is BIG and has been growing for the last 20 years. SERC has worked in collaboration with over 250 projects resulting in 6,000+ teaching activities, 6,600+ ...
In Search of Earth's Secrets: A Community-Driven Traveling Exhibit as a Mechanism for Building a STEM Learning Ecosystem POSTER SESSION
Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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Since 2018, the traveling exhibit, In Search of Earth's Secrets has toured the United States to share cutting edge Earth science content in collaboration with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) ...
Raising our expectations for JEDI work in geoscience faculty evaluation systems: an insight into who sustains this work and what motivates faculty to be engaged POSTER SESSION
Alisa Kotash, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Morgan Woodle, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Joyeeta Bhattacharya, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Megan Elwood Madden, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Amy Cerato, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Mashhad Fahes, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Jane Irungu, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lori Snyder, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lynn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

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Many geoscience departments are acutely aware of the exceptionally low racial and ethnic diversity among our geoscience students, faculty, and professional peers. Unfortunately, these demographics have stayed ...
Academic-Industry Career Events: Lessons Learned and Takeaways from a Successful DE&I Event POSTER SESSION
Matthew Pendleton, University of Waterloo Canada

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is becoming a centerpiece of many professional and academic organizations that are now positioning DE&I focused events in front of students. DE&I events are an ...
SLATES: SERVICE-LEARNING FOR TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS REGION (2017-2021) POSTER SESSION
Richard Langford, University of Texas at El Paso
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso
Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
Rob Rohrbaugh, El Paso Community College

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The SLATES (Service Learning Activities Targeting the Earth Sciences) program is focused on expanding service learning opportunities for undergraduates at the Hispanic serving University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) ...
Advancing Discovery of DEIJ-Related Resources POSTER SESSION
John McDaris, Carleton College
Sean Fox, Carleton College

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The Compass project seeks to improve the discoverability of existing, high-quality Earth education resources by leveraging the technical infrastructure developed by the Science Education Resource Center at ...
Peer groups as a mechanism to build social support for STEM majors from low-income backgrounds POSTER SESSION
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University
Daryl Dugas, Northern Illinois University
Stephanie Schmidt, Northern Illinois University
Duangkamon Witikun, Northern Illinois University

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The Building Engagement in Laboratories, Networking, and Peer Groups (BELONG) in STEM project is an NSF-funded Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program for high-achieving, low-income students. Our project model ...
"This isn't working for me. Can we do it a different way?" The Lived Experiences of Geoscience Students with Learning Disabilities POSTER SESSION
Nina Morris, Western Michigan University
Heather Petcovic, Western Michigan University

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The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study is to better understand the lived experiences of geoscience students with learning disabilities in their undergraduate and graduate classes. Students with learning ...
Creating a Graduate Program that Fosters the Success of All Students WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 201-20

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University

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Are you a faculty member or administrator wanting to incorporate inclusive and equitable practices in admissions and programming to support your graduate students? Please join us for a two-day workshop to learn ...
A pilot study of how evolution understanding, evolution acceptance, and perceptions of conflict between religion and evolution are affected by biology, geoscience, and science education courses at a religiously affiliated institution ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm Tate B20

Brendan Anderson, Baylor University
Elizabeth Petsios, Baylor University
Suzanne, Baylor University
Dana Friend, Paleontological Research Institution

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Understanding and acceptance of the theory of evolution are crucial components of science literacy, and widespread non-acceptance of evolution may have far reaching policy consequences for human health, ...
Data show that ALL students do better when Introductory Geology course is adapted to actively and equitably include visually impaired students ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Tate B20

Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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Educators work within a system that expects us to address the learning needs of all our students, which can be challenging, particularly given the status of funding, resources, and time available to us, it can ...
Development of Socially and Ethically Articulate Science Identities in a Broader Impacts of Science Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm Tate B20

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Flavio S. Azevedo, The University of Texas at Austin
Julia Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin

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Students in the geosciences and other sciences may have few opportunities in their academic curriculum to think systematically about the individual and social values that influence their disciplinary pursuits. ...
Learning and Identity Work in a Field-based Introductory Geology Course ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Tate B20

Christopher J. Bell, The University of Texas at Austin
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Fernando Rey, The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin
David Mohrig, The University of Texas at Austin

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Place- and field-based learning experiences have been shown to contribute to students' understandings of the earth as a complex system and strengthen their scientific identities. At the same time, ...
Virtual strike and dip – advancing inclusive and accessible field geology ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Tate B20

Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula
Pejman Sajjadi, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Hannah Riegel, Appalachian State University
Jiawei Huang, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jiayan Zhao, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bart Masters, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Accessibility and inclusivity in field geology have become increasingly important issues to address in geoscience education and have long been set aside due to the tradition of field geology and the laborious task ...
Examining experiences in the geosciences as a student and as a professor with a learning disability: an autoethnography comparing the two perspectives ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:00pm Tate B20

Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University

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In 2015 when I started my career as an assistant professor in geology at Grand Valley State University, I resolved that I would disclose my learning disability (LD) to the students in each course that I taught, ...
Expanding HBCU Pathways for Geoscience Education ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:15pm Tate B20

Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Dr. Edith Davis, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University

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Over the past 40-plus years of recruitment activities and tracking of racial demographics, there has been an obvious consistent under-representation of African Americans in the Geosciences, both as a field and for ...
Improving skills to address diversity, equity, and inclusion: Lessons from evaluation of an NSF funded NAGT facilitator workshop ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:30pm Tate B20

Bonita Flournoy, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Catherine Riihimaki, 2NDNATURE Software Inc.

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Faculty professional development can play a role in encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom and contribute to the retention and mentoring of diverse faculty. In May of 2021, the virtual ...
Investigating factors that affect teachers' participation in a Geo-STEM Learning Ecosystem ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:45pm Tate 105

Cheryl Manning, Northern Illinois University
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University

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Geo-STEM learning ecosystems (GLE) are communities of transformation engaging educators and learners in the geosciences to address local geoscience issues by bringing together current research and place-based ...
Investigating Vegetation Patterns in an Urban Wetland Using Electrical Resistivity TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:10pm-2:30pm Bruininks 131B

Joshua Thompson, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Carol Ormand, Carleton College

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This module, consisting of 5 units, introduces students to the fundamental principles and uses of electrical resistivity, with a focus on an environmental application. Students explore the characteristics and ...
How do College Geoscience Instructors Find Virtual Field Experiences? POSTER SESSION
Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University
Heather Petcovic, Western Michigan University

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Virtual Field Experiences (VFEs) are a growing supplement and gateway to traditional fieldwork in the geosciences. With VFEs becoming more accepted for use in college geoscience courses, how instructors find and ...
A New Ethics Workshop: Addressing Racism and Colonialism in the Geosciences POSTER SESSION
Valerie Sloan, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Marissa A Vara, UCAR
Blake Stoner-Osborne, University of California-Berkeley
Ahmiya Cacapit, University of California-San Diego
Elise Mason

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A New Ethics Workshop: Addressing Racism and Colonialism in the GeosciencesResearch ethics and misconduct such as data falsification, plagiarism, authorship, and intellectual ownership violations are usually the ...