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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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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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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GSA Pledges to Support Student Diversity at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Geological Society of America (GSA) has established a grassroots initiative On To the Future (OTF), aimed at providing partial-funding for 125 diverse students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting, October 27-30, in Denver, Colorado.  GSA is  this year. Many GSA members describe their first...

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IAGD becomes an Associated Society of GSA

On April 28, 2013, The International Association of Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) became an Associated Society of the Geological Society of America (GSA). This is a large step in the recognition of access and inclusion for students and scientists with disabilities and a huge boost of progressive thinking and planning...

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