The National Science Foundation’s Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering is conducted annually to collect information about enrollments/hiring and demographics of graduate students (master’s and doctoral students) and postdoctoral appointees. For Currents #132, AGI’s Workforce Program analyzed the data from 2016 to investigate participation of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations in postdoctoral opportunities within the geosciences.
Outside of the representation rate of Black and African American geoscience graduate students, the representation rates of racial and ethnic underrepresented groups in the geosciences are similar to STEM-wide trends, indicating diversity issues in the geosciences are not unique.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize its 2018 award recipients: Dr. Scott W. Tinker, AIPG CPG-10564 (Bureau of Economic Geology - The University of Texas at Austin), Mr. Rex C. Buchanan (Kansas Geological Survey, retired), and Dr. David Applegate, AIPG MEM-0002 (U.S. Geological Survey). All three will receive their awards at the upcoming meeting of the Geological Society of America in Indianapolis.Dr. Scott W. Tinker Honored with AGI's Ian Campbell Medal for Service to Geosciences - Since 2000, Dr. Scott W. Tinker has led the Bureau of Economic Geology in Texas as the premier state geological survey, with over 250 research and support staff and students working on hundreds of international grants and contracts. His distinguished service – from his start in the petroleum industry to his more recent work as an educator and administrator – is superlative. Read More
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