Workshop Overview

Initial Publication Date: August 23, 2023

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During this one-day workshop at GSA, we will provide a platform to shed light on the challenges experienced by many geoscientists, with a specific focus on mental health. Through engaging discussions and interactive sessions, we will explore the common signs that indicate when geoscientists are struggling with their mental health. We will also showcase best practices from universities, companies, and colleagues who have taken proactive measures to create a safe and supportive working environment. Join us in this workshop to collectively assess how mental health is being addressed in the geosciences and to foster a culture that values mental health and embraces diversity.

Workshop Goals

During this workshop we will:

  • Define the aspects of a healthy geoscience community
  • Determine where the geoscience community stands with regard to mental health
  • Determine what actions need to be taken to reach a healthy geoscience community

Workshop Program »

October 19, 2023

This workshop is scheduled for 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET


What are the participants expected to do:

  • Before the workshop -
    • Consider attending the half-day PARDEE session on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 17th
  • During the workshop - Participate in all sessions
  • After the workshop - Review synthesis document drafted by leaders

Please familiarize yourself with the GSA Code of Conduct prior to attending the workshop.


The workshop is free for participants. Participants can receive a $450 stipend and book their own lodging for the night of Wednesday, October 18th, or participants can request GSA book their Wednesday night lodging at the Omni William Penn Hotel and receive a $200 stipend. With NSF funding, federal employees, and individuals local to Pittsburgh may be ineligible to receive travel stipends.

Application and Selection Criteria

The application deadline has passed.


This workshop will take place in meeting rooms of the Omni William Penn Hotel, which is secondary headquarters of GSA Connects 2023. The workshop will occur in the Three Rivers Room on the WP Floor and the Wednesday night reception, the night before the workshop, will be held in the Monongahela Room on the 17th Floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel.

For More Information

For more information about the workshop, please contact Jennifer Nocerino ( or Rory McFadden (