Dr. DaNa Carlis, NCAS Alumnus, and current NOAA Weather Portfolio Manager, is a co-convener of “Pathways for increasing and advancing diversity and gender parity in the next generation of geoscientists” at AGU’s Fall Meeting that will be held December 11-15, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.
The session has the following details:
Session ID: 24112
Session Title: ED031. Pathways for increasing and advancing diversity and gender parity in the next generation of geoscientists
Section/Focus Group: Education
Section Viewer Link: 
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session24112

Session Conveners: Alisa Young (NOAA), DaNa Carlis (NOAA), Martin Yapur (NOAA), and Hernan Garcia (NOAA)

Session Description:  There are many opportunities for enhancing diversity and gender parity in the geosciences. With these opportunities in mind, this session is focused on addressing effective and practical methods/strategies to improve these matters. Geoscience addresses critical components of the natural environment that is shared by all communities. An expanded D&I footprint creates opportunities for a more vested interest in the environment among all communities and stakeholders. Subtopics of the session include broadening participation across underrepresented groups including faculty and students, tactics for recruiting diverse applicants in the geoscience workforce, reducing implicit bias, strengths and weaknesses of pipeline programs, increasing gender parity, and the impacts of affinity/employee resource groups on broadening participation and increasing recruitment and retention. The target audience includes hiring/program managers, supervisors, heads/chairs, and all others interested in a more inclusive and diverse earth science community. The session will be convened by NOAA’s Diversity and Professional Advancement Working Group (DPA WG).

Please consider submitting an abstract and attending this session. The abstract deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 2 August 2017 23:59 EDT.