University of Washington NCAR NSF ECSU CERSER NIA

The Workshop Organizing Committee hosted the 1st Diversity in the Computational Geosciences Workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. The goal of this workshop was to bring together diverse stakeholders from the computer science, geosciences, and STEM education communities to create a robust national community dedicated to broadening participation in 21st century geoscience.

One of the intended outcomes of this workshop was to jointly draft a report that captured the shared visions, knowledge, and experiences to help develop and examine research, curricula, and best practices. This report will be distributed to relevant NSF Directorates and Programs and Offices to inform and influence NSF policy and to disseminate best practices.

The workshop presented the following themes:

  • Barriers to Success: A Focus on Access, Accommodation, Recruitment & Retention
  • Models and Approaches for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Interdisciplinary Programs: Effective Models and Curricular Development
  • Post-secondary Student Training & Research Opportunities
  • Expanding Research & Instruction Infrastructures

The Organizing Committee

  • Stephanie A. Barr, CISL Diversity Coordinator, NCAR
  • Dr. Richard D. Loft, Director of Technology Development and Outreach, CISL, NCAR
  • Dr. Denise Barnes, NSF Section Head for EPSCoR
  • Dr. Shela Aboud, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University
  • Dr. Linda Hayden, Professor of Computer Science, Elizabeth City State University

This workshop was made possible with funding from The National Science Foundation, NCAR, and the University of Wyoming

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