The IAGD Celebrates Five Years

The IAGD Celebrates Five Years

In November of 2008, a national advisory group was established to reverse a noticeable trend in the underrepresentation of individuals with disabilities in the geoscience profession. This advisory group was built around stakeholders in the geosciences, science education, disabilities education and members of various research organizations. The advisory was...

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A Final Review of the IAGD Events at the 2013 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting

A Final Review of the IAGD Events at the 2013 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting

The IAGD network continued to build momentum in Denver, CO, USA at the 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting of GSA.  A lot has happened since our first official meeting in Charlotte, NC, USA last year: an approved Constitution and By-laws, an elected Executive Committee, being formally recognized as an Associated...

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Academic Resource Center Guides Geology Student Off the Beaten Path

Academic Resource Center Guides Geology Student Off the Beaten Path

Originally published May, 2011. “Good morning everyone,” began an email written by Kirsten Nicolaysen, assistant professor of geology, to the students of her spring semester “Volcanoes” class. “A reminder that today is one of two optional field trips. We will leave at 12:30 p.m. from the Hall of Science...

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Revisiting the NSTA Position Statement on Students with Disabilities

This academic year marks the 10th anniversary for the development of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Position Statement on Students with Disabilities, which were published in May of 2004.  The IAGD would like to begin a conversation on effectiveness of the position statement since it was created, and...

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ED Awards Funding to Help Individuals With Disabilities Purchase Assistive Technology

The U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday the award of $1.9 million in grants to organizations in California, Missouri and Washington to help individuals with disabilities purchase the assistive technology they need. Under the Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program, the funds will be used to help people with disabilities...

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Teaching How to Teach

Teaching How to Teach

A blind PhD student teaches others how to make their classrooms more inclusive. Story by Erik Potter Due to a degenerative retinal condition, Gina Ceylan’s vision had been slipping slowly — sometimes quickly — since childhood. Then, one morning in the middle of her master’s program in geology at...

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GSA Announces Accepted Presentation Abstracts for the 2013 Annual Meeting

Congratulations to all of the accepted abstracts for the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 27-30.  A RECORD number of abstract submissions were received, and more than 8,000 people are expected to attend.  The following is the schedule of abstracts for the IAGD sponsored poster...

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The Passing of Mr. Jeff Vernooy, Wright State University

With heavy hearts, we inform the IAGD community of the passing of Mr. Jeff Vernooy, longtime Director of the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University.  Among the many successes in advocating for access and inclusion at WSU, Jeff was instrumental in the early advisory committee of the...

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Upcoming Deadlines for the 2013 GSA and AGU Meetings

Upcoming deadline reminders! GSA – On To the Future Deadline July 31 On To the Future (OTF) is a grass roots initiative of The Geological Society of America (GSA) to provide partial-funding for 125 diverse students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting, this year in Denver, Colorado. To qualify...

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