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EPL Library: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Science & Technology


 DEI Programs & Resource Sites                   

Diversity & Inclusion in Chemistry @ American Chemical Society

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AGU @ American Geophysical Union

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Earth & Planetary Science [resource guide] @ UC Berkeley Library

Diversity in STEM: Directory of National Organizations @ Diversity Office, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ethics & Equity Center @ American Geophysical Union

InTeGrate: Attracting, Supporting, and Preparing Minority Students in Geoscience and STEM disciplines @ Science Education Resource Center, Carlton College

International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)

LGBT+ Physicists Program @ American Physical Society

Minorities in Physics Program @ American Physical Society

SEA Change (STEMM Equity Achievement) Institute @ AAAS

Women in Physics Program @ American Physical Society

 Articles & Blog Posts                                    

Disabled researchers are vital to the strength of science, by Erica Avery. Scientific American Voices [blog], 11 January 2019.

Diversity in STEM: What it is and why It matters, by Kenneth Gibbs, Jr. Scientific American Voices [blog], 10 September 2014.

Diversity in the geosciences and successful strategies for increasing diversity, by Jacqueline E. Huntoon and Melissa J. Lane. Journal of Geoscience Education, 2007.

Does STEM stand out? Examining racial/ethnic gaps in persistence across postsecondary fields, by Catherine Riegel-Crumb et al. Educational Researcher, 21 September 2019.

Exclusionary behaviors reinforce historical biases and contribute to loss of talent in the earth sciences, by Erika Marin-Spiotta et al. Earth's Future, 23 February 2023. 

GSA statement on diversity and a challenge to the Society, geoscience departments, and the geoscience community at large, by Bradley D. Cramer et al.  GSA Today, 3 November 2020.

How diversity makes us smarter, by Katherine W. Phillips., 1 October 2014.

Is science too straight: LGBTQ+ issues in STEM diversity, by Barbara Moran. The Brink (Boston University), 15 June 2017.

It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science, by Gabriela Serrato Marks. Massive Science, 15 December 2017.

The missing colours of chemistry, by Binuraj R. K. Menon. Nature Chemistry, 29 January 2021.

Offensive or inclusive language in scientific communication? by Richard de Grijs. The Scholarly Kitchen, 1 March 2022.

Shining a spotlight on LGBTQ+ visibility in STEM, by Janessa Duncombe. Eos (American Geophysical Union), 3 July 2016.

STEM climate for students with disabilities, by Rachel Friedensen. Higher Education Today, 23 May 2018.

Striving to diversify the geosciences workforce, by Aaron Velasco and Edith Jaurrieta de Velasco. Eos (American Geophysical Union), 3 June 2011.

To retain and inspire LGBT+ physicists, welcome them, by Toni Felder.  Physics Today, 2 June 2022.

Why are there so few black physicists? The Scholarly Kitchen [blog], 10 June 2020.

Why don't the geosciences have more diversity? by Michelle Guitard. Scientific American Voices [blog], 26 July 2018.

Why the universe needs more black and Latino astronomers, by Joshua Sokol., 23 August 2016.


Online Books on DEI
(Available to all Carnegie personnel)

Books on DEI available in the EPL Library

 DEI Policy Statements                                 

American Astronomical Society. Inclusive Astronomy Vision Statement (July 2016)

American Chemical Society. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion (June 2017)

American Geophysical Union. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AGU (December 2018)

American Physical Society. Diversity Statement (November 2018)

Geochemical Society. Code of Ethics (December 2018)

Geological Society of America. Diversity in the Geosciences Community (May 2016)

The National Academies. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Seismological Society of America. Professional Ethics Policy (November 2018)

 Racial Justice                                              


 Books Recommended by EPL Staff

  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Bound for Canaan, Fergus Bordewich
  • Congress at War, Fergus Bordewich
  • How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
  • Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
  • White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

With thanks to Suzy Vitale, Steve Shirey, and Alan Boss

  More Racial Justice Resources

 Workforce Statistics                                     

African American, Hispanic, and Native American Women Among Bachelors in Physical Sciences & Engineering. AIP Statistical Research Center, November 2017.

African-American Participation Among Bachelors in the Physical Sciences and Engineering. AIP Statistical Research Center, August 2019.

APS Minorities in Physics Statistics. American Physical Society.

APS Women in Physics Statistics. American Physical Society.

Diversity in the Geosciences.  American Geosciences Institute, October 2020.

Participation of Women in the Geoscience Profession. American Geoscience Institute, November 2019.

Race and Ethnicity of U.S. Citizen Geoscience Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Appointees, 2016. American Geoscience Institute, October 2018.

Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2018. American Geosciences Institute, March 2019.

Women in Physics and Astronomy, 2019. AIP Statistical Research Center, March 2019.

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. National Science Foundation, 2019.



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