Geological Society signs Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

GSL Executive Secretary Edmund Nickless and Council member Natalyn Ala signing the declaration (Image credit: GSL)

By Sarah Day, Geological Society of London Writer  (@geowriter) The Geological Society has today made a commitment to improving diversity within the geosciences by signing the Science Council’s Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. The Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion brings together the Geological Society with other learned and professional...

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IAGD Events at the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Accessible Field Trip Group (image credit (www.theIAGD.org)

Accessible Field Trip On Saturday, October 18, thirty-five geoscience faculty and students from across the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand came together to participate in the first fully accessible geology field trip offered at the Geological Society of America annual meeting:  Field Trip 416, Full Access to...

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Course Opens International Field Research to College Students with Disabilities

Stawamus Chief Mountain (photo by Brett Gilley)

A UC researcher leads the trip that ends with participation in the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting. By: Dawn Fuller Phone: (513) 556-1823 A group of 15 graduate and undergraduate college students from the U.S. and Canada are packing for an adventure they’ve never had before – a chance...

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Studying the Worlds Oceans through Adaptive Technologies

Dr. Amy Bower, Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been chasing ocean currents in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans for over 25 years, primarily by releasing acoustically tracked floats far below the sea surface. Legally blind since her mid-20s, Amy uses...

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Geoscience Graduates in High Demand: Increasing Need for Advanced Access and Inclusion in Geoscience Training?

According to the latest Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report from the American Geoscience Institute, released May 2014, jobs requiring training in the geosciences continue to be lucrative and in-demand. Even with increased enrollment and graduation from geoscience programs, the data still project a shortage of around 135,000 geoscientists...

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“On to the Future” – GSA Seeks to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is excited to announce that the On To the Future (OTF) Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 program. On To the Future is a grass roots initiative of The Geological Society of America (GSA) to provide partial-funding for diverse students to...

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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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Minutes of the 2013 IAGD General Meeting

Minutes of the IAGD General Meeting October 27, 2013, 4:00 pm, Denver, CO   Note:  A follow-up to this meeting will be conducted virtually on December 20, 2013.  Access information to this webinar will be made available during the first week of December.  Executive Committee in Attendance: Christopher Atchison,...

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IAGD Membership Elects New Executive Counselors

The IAGD would like to welcome our newly elected Executive Counselors!  Gretchen Miller, Geology Instructor in the Natural Science Department at Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.  Caitlin Callahan, Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA....

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