This project addresses the need for safe and productive STEM education and research workplaces for each and every person studying and working in STEM. The project will likely result in systemic change in the geosciences and may become a model for other STEM disciplines. The focus is on the geosciences because it includes field work expectations and is one of the least diverse of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The project will develop bystander intervention workshops for department heads, chairs, and faculty to reduce incidents of sexual harassment and to properly handle it if it happens. The partners include experts from scientific and professional societies in geoscience, education, and professional development. The project team has experience leading successful professional development programs for faculty and early-career scientists. The project will transform teaching of research ethics of current and future geoscientists by addressing sexual harassment as scientific misconduct. The partnering organizations include: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brown University, California State Los Angeles, Colorado College, University of California Merced, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), and the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG).
The CSU STEM Center serves as the evaluators for this project.
PI: Erika Marin-Spiotta
Source of Funding: NSF
Funding Program: ADVANCE
Award Amount: $741,804
Start Date: 08/01/2017
End Date: 07/31/2021
Link for more information: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1725879&HistoricalAwards=false