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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“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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IAGD Sponsored Events at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting

The IAGD is pleased to announce sponsorship for the following poster session being held during the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. We are excited to announce that this session is also being sponsored by every AGU division. ED019. Expanding Diversity in the Geosciences by...

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National Science Foundation Releases 2013 Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. The formal report, now in the form of a digest, is issued every 2 years. The current digest, along...

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Recent IAGD events at the 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Recent IAGD events at the 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

The IAGD network continued to build at GSA 2012 in Charlotte NC. Before the conference, a short course titled Instructional Approaches to Access, Accommodation, and Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the Geosciences was presented by IAGD members Chris Atchison, Brett Gilley and Gina Ceylan. In the course participants...

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White House releases report indicating the need for one million graduates from STEM programs

Washington, DC – In a public briefing at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the  President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report that describes a desperate need to increase graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.  While the report...

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AAUP 2012 Report: Accommodating Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities

Washington, DC – A new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) offers practical guidance on faculty members who have disabilities. The report rejects the common stereotype that disability equates to diminished professional competence and asserts that “With suitable accommodations, a faculty member who has a physical...

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