Using Allies to Expand Your Network
Implementing a psychological methodology to attract and retain underrepresented (UR) students in the geosciences.
Our project was funded in fall 2020, and we are currently recruiting principal investigators (P.I.s), faculty or graduate students, who are running geoscience class-led field trips or research-based field trips in the next 1-2 years (we are recruiting now, but will only launch study participation when universities are running these trips again, after Covid-19 restrictions have eased) to apply.
Grants for Classes or research field
We are providing $2,000 minimum grants to fund these class or research field trips, with a commitment to fully participate in our study (which will be completed entirely virtually/remotely, and should take no more than 4-6 hours of full time commitment). The goal of the study is to improve recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in geoscience courses and field trips, and our design should provide direct instruction about how to contribute to these goals.
If you want access to curated and current peer-reviewed resources published in psychology, management, or geoscience related to improving diversity and inclusion.LEARN MORE
Our project is open-source, and we will provide our materials to be used and replicated free of charge upon completion.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project, and a collaboration between researchers at Rice University and University of Houston-Downtown. You can read more about the researchers and team running this project on our People page.MEET THE PEOPLE