Initial Publication Date: August 24, 2015

A Focus on the Geoscience (and STEM) Professions

National Mandates

Geoscience Professional Societies and Diversity

A key in increasing participation of students from underrepresented groups in the geosciences is a greater public awareness of what the geosciences are, why they are important, contributions made to society, and potential career pathways. The geoscience professional societies play a major role in promotion, and even marketing, of the geosciences to the public.

Geoscience Programs and Projects that Support Diversity Initiatives

Numerous programs funded by the National Science Foundation and other institutions have developed substantial resources to support broadening participation in the geosciences: