Joint Diversity Event co-organized by PWiGS and WiSP draws high attendance

February 25, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25th the Princeton Women in Geosciences Initiative partnered with the Women in Science Partnership from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology for a multidisciplinary event called "Diversity in Science: A Conversation."

The event included a faculty panel and group discussions on the value of diversity in science and was attended by faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and research staff from across the Department of Geoscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. It drew over 80 scientists, and discussions continued well beyond the scheduled event end time (and well after the break for dessert was announced!). The event, which was the first of its kind in the GEO, EEB, and AOS departments, received positive and thoughtful feedback and will hopefully be the beginning of an ongoing conversation on diversity.

Thank you to our faculty panelists--Prof. Jeanne Altmann (EEB), Dr. Gabriel Vecchi (NOAA/GFDL and AOS), Prof. Robert Pringle (EEB), Prof. Corina Tarnita (EEB), and Prof. Frederik Simons (GEO)--for getting the conversation started and to all attendees for participating!

Geeta Persad (PWiGS) and Blair Costelloe (WiSP) give the opening remarks at Wednesday's event

Two of the five discussion groups at Diversity in Science: A Conversation.