IAGD member David T. Stallman elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Westminster, UK – It was founded in 1754 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1847. The RSA members are still among the innovative contributors to the human knowledge, as shown by the Oxford English Dictionary which records the first use of the term “sustainability” in an environmental sense...

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Faculty development opportunity to be held at the 34th IGC in Brisbane, Australia, August 5, 2012

Upcoming professional development opportunity focused on access and inclusion in Geoscience courses.  This course is being offered at NO COST to participants. To be presented at the 34th International Geoscience Congress in Brisbane, Australia, and again at the 2012 Geological Society of America annual meeting in Charlotte, NC, USA.  More details...

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Field “sight” experiences: Petrology field trip with IAGD member Gina Ceylan


Columbia, MO – Recently, Gina Ceylan, IAGD member and blind doctoral student at the University of Missouri participated in a petrology field trip and documented her experience through pictures and the following story: Although challenging, field studies are among my most engaging and treasured geological experiences.  Last weekend I...

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IAGD collaborative presented at the 40th anniversary of the International Geoscience Programme in Paris, France

Paris, France – A new collaborative effort between the IAGD and the International Union for Geological Sciences Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer (IUGS/COGE) has been presented at the 40th anniversary meeting of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) , 22 February 1012.  This collaborative was initially proposed...

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Increased demand for U.S. geoscientists also suggests need for increased access to geoscience programs for students with disabilites

Boulder, CO, USA – A recent American Geosciences Institute workforce evaluation estimates that by 2021, some 150,000 to 220,000 geoscience jobs will need to be filled. The AGI report notes that at current graduation rates, most of these jobs will not be able to be filled by U.S. citizens....

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Geoscience faculty development workshop to be presented at the 34th IGC in Brisbane, Australia

Coming to the 34th International Geological Congress August 5-10, Brisbane, Australia WORKSHOP 30 DATE   Sunday 5th August 2012 TITLE  Instructional Approaches to Access, Accommodation, and Inclusion for Students with Disabilities in the Geosciences LOCATION   CONGRESS VENUE ORGANIZERS     International Advisory for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) and the International Union...

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Speakers needed for accessibility session at the 2012 Geological Society of America annual meeting

GSA 2012 Technical Session: T61. Research and Instructional Approaches of Access and Inclusion to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences Co-Advocates: Chris Atchison, Georgia State University Sharon Locke, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Description: Geoscience educators and students are encouraged to disseminate research findings and instructional experiences that promotes the enhancement...

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Entry Point! The AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability continues to pioneer access to STEM

Thirty Years of Changing Lives: The AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability Washington, D.C. – Marco Midon, a lead engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.), is totally blind. Tim Scamparinno, a project manager at I.B.M., is spinal cord injured and a wheelchair rider. Jacquelyn Wilson...

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Atchison presents at 2012 Ohio Educational Technology Conference

Columbus, OH – Chris Atchison, Director of the IAGD recently presented at the eTech Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC).   The following presentation abstract was published on the OETC 2012 website: Image a world where you are socially or academically excluded because of your physical abilities.  Unfortunately, this is a...

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