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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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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The Passing of Mr. Jeff Vernooy, Wright State University

With heavy hearts, we inform the IAGD community of the passing of Mr. Jeff Vernooy, longtime Director of the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University.  Among the many successes in advocating for access and inclusion at WSU, Jeff was instrumental in the early advisory committee of the...

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Join the IAGD Global Network

The IAGD is actively working to expand the global network of members, resources, and research.   Please encourage colleagues from institutions in any of the US locations listed below as well as any colleagues from international institutions to join the network of resources and research that promote accessibility to and...

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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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