The IAGD Mission:

The International Association for Geoscience Diversity is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to improving access and inclusion for people with disabilities in the geosciences.

The IAGD Vision:

  • Advocate for students, faculty and working professionals with disabilities in the geosciences.
  • Develop resources for faculty and student support.
  • Advance knowledge of access and accommodation within the geosciences through scientific research.
  • Promote efforts of inclusion through collaboration in research, dissemination of instructional best practices, and professional development opportunities.
The logo of the IAGD depicts a wheelchair user in an active, forward leaning position with a headlamp lighting the way. The background is shaped like a loupe - a tool geologists use to magnify details.

Join our worldwide community!

As a member of the IAGD, you’ll get access to these benefits:

  • Students: make friends and find resources.
  • Professionals: connect and help each other.
  • Participate in the email listserv to get & offer help.
  • Apply for conference grants
  • Receive updates about IAGD activities


This includes public and private sector professionals, educators, students, families… anyone interested in making geoscience more accessible.

Racism and Disability

We recognize that disability is not the only identity within the IAGD community. Specifically, we recognize that individuals that sit at the intersection of race and disability face significant and complex daily barriers in society.

Read the IAGD Executive Committee’s message to the IAGD community.

Apply to be a Student Ambassador

A Student Ambassador for the International Association for Geoscience and Diversity (IAGD) will serve as a connection between the Ambassador’s university and the IAGD. The purpose of this connection is to share information and resources provided by the IAGD with individual universities, while helping to create an inclusive community of diverse ability levels within the larger geoscience community.

The Ambassador will also assist in developing the IAGD Student Community by actively sharing information about educational opportunities such as scholarships and fellowships, posting information from the IAGD on their social media platforms, and maintaining an online presence in the Student Community Forums on the IAGD website.

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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0939645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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