DCO Diversity Grants

Deep Carbon Observatory Diversity Engagement

AGI received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to bolster participation of traditionally underrepresented geoscientists within the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) community.  AGI worked on behalf of DCO to engage and actively recruit geoscientists from underrepresented groups to participate in DCO research and activities.  AGI is proud to annouce the 2016 DCO Diversity Grant recipients!

AGI Releases Community Consensus Statement Regarding Access and Inclusion of Geoscientists with Disabilities

The American Geosciences Institute's (AGI) is pleased to announce the release of a community consensus statement on access and inclusion of geoscientists with disabilities. This statement was inspired by the 2014 AGI Leadership Forum, which brought together the Executive Directors and Presidents of AGI's Member Societies to discuss the issue of access and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the geosciences.

EARTH - Geology for Everyone: Making the Field Accessible

Following the Sea-to-Sky highway in British Columbia, faculty and students on the GSA's first fully-accessible field trip learned that "many barriers common in geoscience instruction can be overcome by focusing on students' abilities, rather than on their inabilities or challenges, thus creating a rewarding community of learning for all students."

Disability Consensus Statement

The AGI statement on access and inclusion of geoscientists living with disabilities, written as a community document in 2015, serves to increase awareness of the challenges we face and the responsibilities we have as a community, and provides examples of ethical practices toward this group of individuals.  A list of AGI's membership societies who have agreed to formally support this statement is provided.  AGI strongly encourages all organizations to adopt, repost or refine this statement as they see fit for their own uses.


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