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Q&A: What does it mean to be a woman in the geosciences?

Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth community members talk about how their identities as women have informed and impacted their careers.

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Stanford part of national effort to support underrepresented minorities in postdoctoral programs

Page Chamberlain, DEI director Lupe Carrillo and former postdoctoral researcher Grace Bulltail discuss diversity and postdoc success in the context of the NSF-supported Research University Alliance collaboration.

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Is Stanford letting in too many wealthy students?

David Lobell led a committee appointed to recommend methods that would decrease the influence of wealth in the admissions process. 

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Q&A: What does it mean to be Black in the geosciences?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth community members talk about how their Blackness has informed and impacted their careers.

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Q&A: What role do religion and spirituality play in scientific pursuits?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, five Stanford Earth community members talk about how their spiritual and religious identities have informed and impacted their careers.

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New insights and discoveries at AGU 2020

From Dec. 7-17, Stanford faculty, students and scholars presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with fellow scientists and researchers from various disciplines in the Earth and planetary sciences. 

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Stanford supports alliance of universities in diversifying STEM postdocs

Page Chamberlain and Lupe Carrillo discussed collaborating on an NSF grant to expand professional development opportunities for underrepresented researchers in STEM.

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Students learn new skills with scientist-in-training programs

Jennifer Saltzman discussed her role in the Bright STaRS program, which has been influential for scholars at Stanford Earth including Farm intern Claire Valva, local high schooler Michael Wucher and alumni Daniel Ibarra and Jason Stuckey.

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Q&A: How does Indigeneity intersect with the geosciences?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, four Stanford Earth community members talk about how their Indigenous identities have informed and impacted their careers.

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10 years of SURGE

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program celebrates 10 years of bringing students from diverse backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of Earth science research and graduate school preparation.

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Q&A: What does it mean to be Latinx in the geosciences?

As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth members share how their ethnic-cultural backgrounds have informed and impacted their careers.

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Q&A: Why discuss sexuality and gender in the geosciences?

Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth members talk about the role that their sexual and gender identities have in the workplace.

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Q&A: What does it mean to be Asian American in the geosciences?

As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, even diversity within broad categories such as Asian American, four Stanford Earth members share how their ethnic-cultural backgrounds have informed and impacted their careers.

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Stanford Earth highlighted for DEI efforts

“By inviting early-career, minoritized faculty to give both a departmental seminar and a broader impacts seminar, we are able to highlight the scientific and societal impacts diverse scientists can bring to the table,” says Paula Welander. 

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Recognizing and empowering women in STEM at Stanford

 “We do not just want work with women at the exclusion of others. We do want to promote outstanding work by outstanding women, and show women they are not alone in this field,” says ERE professor Margot Gerritsen.  

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#MeToo in the Geosciences

Stanford Earth hosted a conversation, #MeToo in the Geosciences, to continue the dialogue between faculty, staff and students around issues of sexual harassment, bullying, microaggressions, and their impacts in geoscience settings, in particular. 

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