At the 2020 National Coastal Conference, ASBPA was pleased to host a plenary panel discussion on “Coastal STEM diversity, persistence, and success. ”
For coastal STEM to thrive, we need to look at the human resources in our community of practice and to ignite enthusiasm in new generations. In part, this means making our professions more accessible and representative.
As ASBPA and the coastal professions explore how we can become more diverse and inclusive, we offer the following resource to help individuals and institutions learn, grow and evolve:
Moving forward, if you wish to better understand race issues, we suggest that you do some race specific training personally and professionally. There are some amazing groups out there doing really important work.
Other places to start with personal assessment before attending a training might include:
The resources in this section provide some background on issues that pertain more specifically to our community of practice.
Ashley, M. (2017), “Building Better Bridges into STEM: A Synthesis of 25 Years of Literature on STEM Summer Bridge Programs,” CBE Life Sci Educ. 2017 Winter; 16(4): es3. (doi: 10.1187/cbe.17-05-0085
Clewell, B.C., Cosentino de Cohen, C. , Tsui, L. and Deterding, N. (2006). Revitalizing the Nation’s Talent Pool in STEM. Urban Institute. Washington, D.C.
Deloitte (2019), The Bias Barrier: Allyships, Inclusion and everyday behaviors in the 2019 State of Inclusion Survey [Accessed: https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/us/Documents/about-deloitte/inclusion-survey-research-the-bias-barrier.pdf
Alan Fechter (2000), “Policy Issues.” In George Campbell, Jr. at al (eds) Access Denied: Race, Ethnicity. and the Scientific Enterprise. New York: Oxford University Press.
Forman F. (2020) Climate Justice and Public Health: Practical Ethics in Urgent Times. In: Al-Delaimy W., Ramanathan V., Sánchez Sorondo M. (eds) Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility. Springer, Cham.
Herreros-Cantis,P. V. Olivotto, ZJ Grabowski & T. McPhearson.2020. Shifting landscapes of coastal flood risk: environmental (in)justice of urban change, sea level rise, and differential vulnerability in New York CityUrban Transformations 2(9).
Scriven, Olivia A. and Albert N. Thompson (2008). African American Women in Chemistry: Spelman College as a National Model for Baccalaureate Degree Production in Models for Success: Successful Academic Models for Increasing the Pipeline of Black and Hispanic Students in STEM Areas, New York, NY: Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Scriven, Olivia A. and Ellen E. Kirkman, eds. (2008). Promoting Diversity at the Graduate Level in Mathematics: Proceedings of a National Forum. Berkeley, CA: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
Tinto, V. (1993). Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of student attrition (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Woodruff, S, TK BenDor, and AL Strong. 2018. Fighting the inevitable: infrastructure investment and coastal community adaptation to sea level rise. System Dynamics Review. 34 (1): 48-77.