Theme: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

Increasing Representation of Diverse Geoscientists with Geoscientist Spotlights in Introductory Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 2

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Meryssa Piper, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Connor Chilton, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geoscientist Spotlights, modeled off of Scientist Spotlights, offer an opportunity for more students to see themselves as geoscientists. These short, reflective writing assignments can be used across a wide range ...
Building Inclusive, Collegial, and Productive Interdisciplinary Project and Research Teams AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm E Building 104

Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Egger, Central Washington University

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Geoscience education projects often require teams that are made up of K-12 and higher education faculty, researchers, students, and staff from multiple disciplines and institutions. This complex, interdisciplinary ...
Place-based education for effective geoscience outreach: Caltech GO-Outdoors ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm E Building 220

Shaelyn Silverman, California Institute of Technology
Juliet Ryan-Davis, California Institute of Technology
Caltech GO-Outdoors 2020-2023, California Institute of Technology
Hannah Dion-Kirschner, California Institute of Technology

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Caltech is situated in Pasadena, where the public school district does not offer any dedicated geoscience courses. Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves a racially diverse student population, 71% of whom ...
Creating connections at sea - HBCUs and STEMSEAS ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm E Building 220

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Shondricka Burrell, Morgan State University
Emmanuel Atta-Obeng, Coppin State University
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University
Loretta Williams Gurnell, SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation
Dwight Ebanks, Savannah State University
Justin Ballenger, Morehouse College
Dawn Lewis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University

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The STEMSEAS project aims to increase the number and diversity of undergraduate students who participate in scientific expeditions and enter the fields of Earth and ocean sciences. The STEMSEAS leadership team ...
Enhancing Computational Pathways in Undergraduate Environmental Majors ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm E Building 220

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Bhuwan Thapa, Appalachian State University
Simon Pendleton, Plymouth State University

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Digital and computational literacy, including the understanding, implementation and application of computer, software, and programming are increasingly important criteria for positions within the environmental ...
Climate Justice in Academia: A Graduate Student-Led Initiative for Learning, Community, and Action POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Kira Fish, University of California-Los Angeles
Sara Graves, University of California-Los Angeles
Surabhi Biyani, University of California-Los Angeles

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It is well established that climate change disproportionately affects traditionally marginalized groups, including low income communities, people of color, and the global South. Despite this reality, climate ...
Students Ability to Relate to Scientists: Impacts of Geoscientist Spotlights POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geosciences struggle with a significant diversity problem and have the lowest participation rates of historically marginalized individuals in science and engineering occupations (URGE, 2022; AGI, 2020). Majors ...
Peer Mentoring Program to Improve Psychosocial and Academic Student Support and Positively Impact Geoscience Undergraduate Success POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Nicole Bonuso, California State University-Fullerton
Virginia Isava, California State University-Fullerton

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Student retention of California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Geological Sciences majors from year 1 to 2 fell 55.6% in 2018. In addition, geosciences remain one of the least diverse STEM fields in terms of ...
Anyone Can Be An Geoscientist: The Impact of Diverse Representation From Draw-an-Earth-Scientist Tests (DAEST) POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Connor Chilton, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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The geosciences have the lowest participation rates of historically marginalized individuals in science positions, and are a field where people who "discover" the major often mostly see historical ...
Increasing STEM Interest through a Placed-Based Interdisciplinary Field Course for TRIO High School Students POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado
Chelsie Romulo, University of Northern Colorado
Andrew Creekmore, University of Northern Colorado
Sarah Johnson, Wild Rose Education
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting

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We piloted a field-based summer bridge program for Upward Bound enrolled high school students (a federal TRIO program). Longterm, our goal is to recruit, support, and retain historically underrepresented and ...
Science and communication at sea: The JR Academy for undergraduate students POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Laurel Childress, Texas A & M University

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The JR Academy is a program for undergraduate students on the ocean drilling vessel, JOIDES Resolution (JR). Designed to inspire students toward geoscience topics and careers, it was held in February 2023 for the ...
The SZ4D Initiative is Seeking to Grow Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Geoscience Education Researchers POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Mike Brudzinski, Miami University-Oxford

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Subduction Zones in 4 Dimensions (SZ4D) is a new community-driven initiative for coordinating interdisciplinary research to improve our understanding of processes underlying destructive geohazards that concentrate ...
Designing for bidirectional community-university learning: The Community Resilience integrated into an Earth System Science Learning Ecosystem (CRESSLE) project POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Jay Banner, The University of Texas at Austin
Didey Montoya, The University of Texas at Austin
Lucy Atkinson, The University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Bixler, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Duke, The University of Texas at Austin
Angela D. R. Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting

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Action for community resilience and environmental justice demands new educational structures, routines and practices that more equitably and productively integrate academic geoscience with local community-based ...
What I want instructors to know: Students sharing experiences and perspectives on learning science in field settings and beyond POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Sarah Sherman, University of British Colum
Laura Lukes, University of British Columbia
Silvia Mazabel, University of British Columbia
EaSEIL student partners, University of British Columbia

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The Earth Science Experiential and Indigenous Learning (EaSEIL) project is a three-year initiative at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) that creates space for instructors, students, staff, and ...
Teaching environmental justice with data: Successes and struggles POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

Jabari Jones, Bowdoin College

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Environmental justice has received increasing attention in the geosciences in recent years, following broader social calls for justice. However, existing resources for teaching environmental justice are primarily ...
Assessing How Inclusive Geoscience Job Advertisements Are to Persons with Disabilities POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm Quad

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

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The geoscience community has been making efforts to promote diversity, but individuals with physical disabilities are still largely underrepresented. Many geoscience workforce positions include a field component ...
Earthquake Gamification and Simulation in Geoscience Courses for Non-Majors TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm E Building 202

Elizabeth Montgomery, Palo Alto College

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Have you ever wondered about your effectiveness in engaging students in face-to-face, Zoom, or online settings? Attend this session to capture relevant and pragmatic strategies to engage audiences in active ...
The AGU Bridge Program: How to get involved and why it matters ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian

Eva Kostyu, American Geophysical Union

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The AGU Bridge Program started in 2019 and has grown to include over forty-five partner geoscience departments and more than forty students enrolled in graduate studies through the Bridge student application. This ...
Sharing Resources to Promote Teaching Socio-scientific Issues ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian

Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Many students learn about topics such as natural hazards, resources, and climate change from the media and their community before they enter an Earth or Environmental Sciences classroom. The media- or community- ...
Unearth Your Future: An online module about geoscience careers using DEI by design
Tuesday 3:50pm-4:10pm E Building 202

Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
Heather Houlton, Colorado School of Mines

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This is a 4-hour online, asynchronous module about geoscience careers using diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by design. The module can accompany existing introductory curriculum to introduce students to a ...
Ungrading for Equity: Developing assessment strategies that support learning for all students AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Science Village 2

Katharine Johanesen, Juniata College
Lily Claiborne, Vanderbilt University
Gabrielle Brown, Northern Vermont University - Lyndon
Easton Maxey, Vanderbilt University

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Ungrading is the practice of decentering or removing grades from the learning process to better support diverse student needs. It can help to reduce student stress and anxiety, stimulate more meaningful reflection ...
Essential factors to consider when partnering with and creating youth diversity outreach programs ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm E Building 202

Leah Turner, The University of Texas at Austin

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GeoFORCE Texas at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences is a very large, well-funded youth diversity outreach program created to introduce high school students to STEM, especially the geosciences. ...
Utilizing implicit perceptions of cultural similarity in teaching evolution – how religious students' perceptions of their instructors influences acceptance of evolution in the classroom ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:00pm E Building 202

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

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Non-acceptance of biological evolution is prevalent in U.S. adults, including in college students across all disciplines. Previous studies have shown that even among college biology majors, non-acceptance of ...
Because, We Are Scientists PLENARY TALK
Thursday 4:30pm-5:45pm CC Building Creveling

Vashan Wright, University of California-San Diego

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How do we successfully increase belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, and inclusion (BeAJEDI) in STEM? My opinions are based on a synthesis of past research and the vision that guided the development of ...
Advancing JEDI across NAGT: A Community Discussion ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling

Samuel Nyarko, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Susan Meabh Kelly, Connecticut State Department of Education
Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University

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The NAGT DEI committee continues in its quest to broaden the diversity and participation of our members. Please join the committee as we seek to solicit for community ideas on how we can advance JEDI across our ...
An Oceanographic Analysis Using Maps: Oxnard College’s Study of the Hueneme Submarine Canyon Configuration, in California State Waters and Federal Waters within the San Pedro Channel, Offshore California POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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The Hueneme Submarine Canyon's configuration is structurally controlled by the Hueneme Fault Zone that was mapped from UNOCAL's seismic line collection in the 1980's. The Canyon depths were also ...
Breaking Down Barriers with an Interactive, Accessible, Culturally Responsive Open Education Resource (OER) for Geology of California Courses POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Allison Jones, Sierra College
Emily Wright, College of the Redwoods
Martha House, Pasadena City College
Debra Brooks, Santiago Canyon College
Steven Newton, College of Marin
steven skinner, California State University-Sacramento
Ryan Hollister, Modesto Junior College

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The adoption of OER has been shown to reduce student textbook costs. Yet most geoscience courses taught at California community colleges lack OER, creating unnecessary barriers for students. Geoscience educators ...
Oxnard College’s Earth Science, Oceanography, & Geology Program Integrated with Field Trips of Extinct Volcanic Centers, Hydrocarbon Seeps, and Shoreline Sand Migration in Central and Southern CA POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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Our Oxnard College students are involved in learning about Oceanography, Geology, and Earth Science in the Ventura County area. Learning is combined with Canvas course software supporting textbook instruction, and ...
New ADVANCEGeo Research Ethics Teaching Modules to Address NSF RECR and NIH RCR Training Requirements POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus
Kjir Hendrickson, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Hannah Horinek, University of Kansas Main Campus
Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The ADVANCEGeo Partnership is an NSF ADVANCE funded program to improve workplace climate conditions by developing bystander intervention education for a variety of audiences to appropriately respond to and prevent ...
Students' understanding of statistical concepts is improved by integrating Statistical Vignettes into database activities (Project EDDIE) POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Dax Soule, CUNY City College
Meethila Rahman, CUNY Queens College
Tanya Josek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steven Juliano, Illinois State University
Michelle Weirathmueller, JASCO Applied Sciences
Rebekka Darner, Illinois State University

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Teaching and learning statistics is challenging for many students and instructors. Interpreting and discussing patterns in datasets requires using terminology and statistical concepts that students often struggle ...
Oceanography Group Projects In-class: A Structured Active, In-Class Learning Approach to Final Projects POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Jane Dmochowski, University of Pennsylvania

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We know active-learning and group work can be effective learning strategies. Moving students from knowledge acquisition to understanding, application, analysis, and synthesis (Blooms Taxonomy of Learning) is an ...