The evidence is clear: diversity in STEM is bad, diversity in geoscience is the worst of the STEM fields, and I’d argue that diversity in glaciology is the worst of geoscience disciplines. We’re committed to doing better.
Talk: We read and discuss diversity in academia papers monthly in our lab meetings. Here is a great resource of papers.
Policies: We are developing policies in our lab and department to build a more inclusive environment. Our initial focus is on fieldwork and field trip policies.
Listen: We are producing surveys that allow us to more easily listen to the experiences of our students (in particular, annual culture surveys and post-fieldwork/field trip surveys for undergraduates and graduates).