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2018 All-Scientists’ Meeting
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Monday, October 1 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion at LTER Sites

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Using case studies from multiple sites, panelists will share creative pathways for addressing 3 major diversity issues faced by sites: broadening the diversity of students, enhancing staff diversity, and building a site community’s cultural competency. Some of the solutions we’ll discuss include pathways to 1) create a site diversity plan connected to a theory of institutional change; 2) frame funding requests and/or leverage institutional resources to provide cultural competence training; 3) improve job search and hiring practices; 4) partner with diversity-focused organizations (ESA-SEEDS, SACNAS, AISES), tribal colleges, HCBUs, and an LTER student alumni network to broaden applicant pools for student programming.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Clarisse Hart

Clarisse Hart

Director of Outreach & Education, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
I'm broadly interested in science communication, undergraduate education, broadening diversity in the sciences, and - research-wise - invasive forest pests, athropod foodwebs, and marine mammal population dynamics (not necessarily at the same time).As co-chair of the LTER Communications... Read More →

Co-organizers
avatar for Alan Berkowitz

Alan Berkowitz

Head of Education, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
K-12 and Undergraduate Ecology EducationData Literacy in EcologyBuilding and nurturing a diverse community of scientists, educators and participants in LTERThe Undergraduate Field Experience Research Network (UFERN)The LTER REU Initiative


Monday October 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
08. Nautilus E Meeting Room