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AGI Collaborates with Experts on New "Leadership in Diversity" Initiative

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to announce its participation in the National Science Foundation's Geoscience Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD) program. Five projects were funded through the GOLD solicitation, which "seeks to cultivate a new generation of leaders within the geosciences research and education communities who have the passion, the knowledge, the skills, and the tools to catalyze high-impact efforts to broaden participation of traditionally underrepresented minorities in the geosciences education pipeline and workforce."

IAGD Recgonizes San Jose City College Prof. with IGER Award #accessiblegeo #diversity

IAGD IGER Award Winner Jessica Smay next to an iguanadon dinosaur footprint at last year's Accessible Geology Field Trip.
The International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) announced that Jessica Smay of San Jose City College was the recipient of this year's Inclusive Geoscience Education and Research Award. This award recognizes 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.

Application Period for GSA's On To The Future Program Now Open #diversity

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The application period for the Geological Society of America's On To The Future (OTF) program is now open. OTF awards partial travel scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates studying in the geosciences, to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting. Students enrolled in 2- and 4-year programs who come from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply by May 26, 2017

AGU Seeks Comment on Ethics Policy #ethics

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The American Geophysical Union has completed a review of its Ethics Policy, and the proposed language now identifies harassment as a form of scientific misconduct. The changes come following the formation of a task force last June to focus on "harassment and work-climate issues." The proposed language is available on AGU's website and is available for comment through April 28, 2017. 

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