The IAGD Foundation Update, January 2018

The IAGD Foundation Update, January 2018

The IAGD Mission has remained the same since 2008: To promote communities of research, instruction, and student support that improves access to the geosciences for persons with disabilities. Holding true to this mission will enable the IAGD to be instrumental in fostering the development of inclusively designed instructional resources...

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Upcoming Awards and Events 2018

IAGD IGER Award The IAGD Inclusive Geoscience Education and Research (IGER) Awards recognize outstanding efforts in promoting, developing, and/or implementing inclusive instruction & research that encourages active engagement and participation of students and practitioners with disabilities in the geosciences. Recipients of these awards share the vision of the IAGD...

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Increasing Exposure by Presenting Student Research by: Sean Thatcher

Increasing Exposure by Presenting Student Research by: Sean Thatcher

Presenting research at local, regional, and national conferences is not only important to academics and professionals, but also for students. It allows students to develop valuable skills in communicating complex ideas, get feedback for future work on projects, and expand their network of professionals for graduate school or employment...

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Geoscience Accessibility Action in the United Kingdom by: Dr. Jacqueline Houghton

Geoscience Accessibility Action in the United Kingdom by: Dr. Jacqueline Houghton

The IAGD U.K. Chapter Alison Stokes (former Executive Counsellor) and Jacqui Houghton (Executive Counsellor) are setting up a UK chapter of the IAGD to reflect the values of the IAGD in a UK context. Anyone interested in joining our executive committee or just getting involved, please contact: [email protected] or...

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Accessible Volcanology at Mt. St. Helens by: Dr. Cole Kingsbury

Accessible Volcanology at Mt. St. Helens by: Dr. Cole Kingsbury

Mount St. Helens, one of ~15 major volcanic edifices along the Cascade Range, erupted in spectacular fashion on the morning of May 18th, 1980. On that fateful day, an earthquake started a chain-reaction that lead to the north-facing flank to collapse in the world’s largest documented landslide from which...

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July 2017 IAGD Newsletter: Upcoming Geoscience Conferences

July 2017 IAGD Newsletter: Upcoming Geoscience Conferences

NAGB Annual Conference, Atlanta, September 6-9, 2017. http://www.nabg-us.org/ SACNAS National Diversity in STEM conference, Salt Lake City, October 19-21, 2017. http://www.2017sacnas.org/events/2017-sacnas-the-national-diversity-in-stem-conference/event-summary-344a437cdada442d9179834c162b0a21.aspx GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, October 22-25.  http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2017/home AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, December 11-15. https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/ Resources for Future Generations 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 16-21. http://rfg2018.org/  Remember, membership on...

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July 2017 IAGD Newsletter: Upcoming Workshop: Mentoring and Diversity in Earth System Science

At the end of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA, experts in the field of Geoscience and Higher Education will be hosting a workshop focusing on Mentoring and Diversity in Earth System Science. This NSF-funded workshop will explore effective mentoring strategies for mentors as well...

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July 2017 IAGD Newsletter: The Importance of Mentors and Where to Find Them

July 2017 IAGD Newsletter: The Importance of Mentors and Where to Find Them

 By Sean Thatcher, Chairman, IAGD Student Community Finding a mentor is something that has been presented to undergraduates since the day they sat through their freshman orientation. Mentors are a great resource that can provide students with important information at their home universities. They can also assist with academic...

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July 2017 IAGD Newsletter: IAGD Events at the 2017 GSA Annual Meeting

Accessible Field Geology of Western Washington With the need to support students with disabilities working in geoscience field courses, a fully inclusive and accessible field trip will take place on Saturday, October 21 during the 2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. This field trip has three...

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