5. GSA Supports Student Diversity at the Annual Meeting
The Geological Society of America (GSA) launched a new diversity initiative in 2013 called On To the Future (OTF). The program brought 125 diverse students to the GSA Annual Meeting that was held in Denver, CO, in the fall. Of these 125 students, there was only one with a disability. We can improve this next year.
We are looking for students who are interested in the earth sciences, have never attended a GSA Annual meeting, who are citizens, residents or on active student visas to the US, and who identify with an apparent or non-apparent disability.
The IAGD and GSA are also looking for departments, individuals, and corporations who would like to sponsor a student (or more) to be part of the program either directly or through the GSA program. As mentioned above, the IAGD will be offering an accessible field trip at the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting, and we want to provide as much support to get students to the meeting as possible.
For more information, please visit the website (http://community.geosociety.org/otf/Home/) or contact Divya Puri at GSA at [email protected], or Chris Atchison at the IAGD at
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