Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences seeks to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. In support of this goal, the department is focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. We value building, fostering, respecting, and retaining multiple experiences and perspectives, recognizing each individual within the group and the roles and contributions each person brings to the success of the department.

Recent EPS DEI News

New Survey Highlights Gender, Racial Harassment in Astronomy and Planetary Science

Women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other gender or racial group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines. 10 July 2017

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Harassment in Astronomy and Planetary Science

New data reveal the prevalence of gender- and race-related harassment in astronomy and planetary sciences. 10 July 2017

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Of Rocks and Social Justice

Despite much emphasis on diversity in the US, geoscience remains one of the least diverse scientific disciplines. If we want to achieve and maintain diversity, we need to make our work environments welcoming to a broad spectrum of voices. 2 November 2016

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Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences

How are women represented in the geosciences? The author of a new AGU book, Women in the Geosciences: Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity, answers some questions.

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Resources for Women in Earth and Planetary Sciences

To foster and support inclusive communities, Diversity Awareness Partnership publishes an 18-month Interfaith Calendar. This publication is a handy guide to observances celebrated across 25 religious traditions in the St. Louis region.

Interfaith Calendar 2019-2020

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