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Webinar: You Don’t Look Like a Geologist
Wednesday, September 02, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

You Don’t Look Like a Geologist, Let’s Talk about Diversity (or the Lack Thereof) in the Geosciences
Speaker: Deb Green

“You don’t look like a geologist,” I heard it too many times as a young geologist. Now, 30 years later, the face of a geologist isn’t necessarily male. However, we are still an overwhelmingly white profession. There will be statistics, but they’ll be a starting point to talk about why there’s so little diversity in our field. It’s an especially timely topic, but the problem isn’t new. There’s science demonstrating that diverse teams do better work, so it’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Let’s explore the reasons why the geosciences are the least diverse of the STEM fields in the U.S., and let’s work to make change.