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Please join us December 7, 2022 for our Special Seminar Series with our guest speaker Emily H.G. Cooperdock, Ph.D. A special thanks to Professor Earle Wilson & DEI Office for bringing this speaker to us for this seminar.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday , December 7, 2022
Mitchell Building - Hartley Conference Room
Emily H.G. Cooperdock, Ph.D
Gabilan Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Department of Earth Sciences
"Weaving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Education"
Recently, universities, professional societies, and funding agencies enthusiastically renewed their intent to identify and address systems of bias that have excluded historically marginalized groups from participation in earth, environmental, and planetary sciences. This is not new. There have been committees, conferences, publications, and dedicated individuals vocalizing this problem and working to increase diversity and inclusion within the geosciences for decades. Unfortunately, these past efforts have resulted in minimal progress over the last 50 years. If we hope to meaningfully change our standing as the least diverse discipline within STEM, we should blend diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles throughout our work. In order to recruit and retain a diverse student body, we must rethink how we teach and mentor in the classroom, the lab, and the field. DEI principles can be integrated in the way we plan and teach our courses, as well as offering courses that support the professional development of students and train the next generation of educators in inclusive practices.
Emily H. G. Cooperdock is a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California. Her research uses (U-Th)/He thermochronology, geochemistry, and petrology to study the timing and rates of fluid-rock interactions, plate boundary evolution, and geochemical cycling. Her research also involves the history of diversity in the geosciences and efforts to make the discipline more inclusive.
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