2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 140
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T206. Geoscience Diversity 2008: Status, Strategies, and Successful Models I

GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Marilyn J. Suiter and Roman Czujko, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:10 AM
Geoscience Diversity in 2008: New Challenges
SUITER, Marilyn J., EHR Human Resource Development Div, National Sci Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230, msuiter@nsf.gov, msuiter@nsf.gov
8:25 AM
How Did We Arrive at the Current Level of Diversity in the Geosciences?
CZUJKO, Roman, Statistical Research Center, American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, rczujko@aip.org, rczujko@aip.org
8:45 AM
Strategies for Increasing the Number of PhDs Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities (URM) In the Geosciences
GEORGE, Yolanda S., Education & Human Resources Programs, AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005, ygeorge@aaas.org, ygeorge@aaas.org
9:05 AM
Spreading Roots: The Goals and Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sustaining Diversity Program in Southern Arizona
STOKES, Philip J., Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson Building #77, 1040 E. 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, pjstokes@arizona.edu, pjstokes@arizona.edu
9:20 AM
Attracting Hispanic Students to the Geosciences through the Development of Introductory Level Geology of Mexico and Mexico Field Trip Courses and Collaboration with Minority-Serving Groups on Campus
HAMMERSLEY, Lisa, KUSNICK, Judith, CORNWELL, Kevin and HAUSBACK, Brian, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819, hammersley@csus.edu, hammersley@csus.edu
9:35 AM
9:50 AM
Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students(RESESS); Strategies for Success
ERIKSSON, Susan C., Earth Observatory of Singapore, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore, 639798, Singapore, susan.eriksson@gmail.com, susan.eriksson@gmail.com
10:05 AM
A ‘Pipeline' for Native American Students' In Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma
ELMORE, R. Douglas1, PALMER, Mark H.1, WATSON, Mary Jo2 and KLOESEL, Kevin3, (1)School of Geology and Geophysics, Univ Oklahoma, 100 E Boyd St, SEC 810, Norman, OK 73019-1009, (2)School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, (3)College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, delmore@ou.edu, delmore@ou.edu
10:20 AM
Increasing Native American Student Participation in the Geosciences: The GEMscholars Project
ZURN-BIRKHIMER, Suzanne, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, FILLEY, Timothy R., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907 and KROEGER, Tim J., Center for Environmental, Earth & Space Studies, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, TKroeger@bemidjistate.edu, TKroeger@bemidjistate.edu
10:35 AM
10:50 AM
Community-Based Mentoring: A New Approach to Increase Retention
VALVO, Lisa M. and LOZIER, M. Susan, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Box 90227, Durham, NC 27708, lisa.valvo@duke.edu, lisa.valvo@duke.edu
11:05 AM
Broader Impact Actualized: Collaborative Efforts That Facilitate Successful Movement of Underrepresented Students through the Pipeline
JOHNSON PYRTLE, Ashanti, Institute for Broadening Participation, P.O. Box 607, Damariscotta, ME 04543 and WILLIAMSON WHITNEY, Vivian, East Central University / Institute for Broadening Participation, 1100 East 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820, apyrtle@ibparticipation.org, apyrtle@ibparticipation.org
11:20 AM
Mirroring Teacher Change in An Introductory-Level Geology Course
WEISS, Tarin Harrar, Physical Science, Westfield State University, 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01086, tweiss@westfield.ma.edu, tweiss@westfield.ma.edu
11:35 AM
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