Beneficial Practices to Support Diversity and Inclusion in Geochronology
What do we mean by diverse?
AGeS3 encourages projects and practices that support, engage, and welcome students and geochronology community members from all backgrounds, especially those who identify as a member of one or more groups minoritized in geoscience. Diversity includes and is not limited to ethnicity, race, neurodivergence, gender identity, sexual orientation, income or socioeconomic level, physical ability, veteran/active military status, and family educational history.
CREATING a SAFE and INCLUSIVE RESEARCH CULTURE or EXPERIENCE
AGeS3 provides micro-funding to support three programs (1) Grad: collaborative, graduate student driven projects, (2) DiG: pilot initiatives to increase access to geochronology, and (3) TRaCE: community-led efforts to address other identified geochronology needs. All three programs include collaborative relationships with power dynamics. Transparent expectations, open communication, identification of participation barriers, and awareness of individual biases are key to creating a safe and inclusive culture and experience for all three programs.
In the tabs, we provide resources for Recruiting, for Labs and Mentors, for Graduate Students, and access to Additional Resources. We hope that these resources will help you craft Grad, DiG, and TRaCE proposals that incorporate beneficial Belonging, Accessibility, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (BAJEDI) practices. We encourage you to consider and adapt the information as appropriate for your project.
Check out the linked presentation from Anika Knight, EarthScope-UNAVCO on Diversity in Geochronology presented at the 2022 AGeS Workshop in Boulder, CO