IDEA News

March 23, 2021 – IDEA and EPS announce a new initiative offering semester-long Public Outreach/DEI Fellowships for students in our graduate program. The fellowship program will enable Fellows to allocate a substantial fraction of their work time to projects that are centered on public outreach and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application details can be found on the Public Outreach/DEI Fellowships tab.

January 28, 2021 – A group of 16 graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral/research scientists in EPS are participating in the URGE (Unlearning Racism in Geosciences) program this semester.

October 26, 2020 – Yale FAS Science and Engineering sponsored an event titled “Toward Inclusion,” featuring a panel and moderated breakout discussions. The event was co-sponsored by the FAS Senate Diversity Committee and the Women’s Faculty Forum.

October 22, 2020 – A group of EPS faculty, students, and researchers met with representatives from the Yale Office of Public School Partnerships and from Yale’s Pathways to Science program to discuss ways that EPS can engage more fully in public outreach activities. Stay tuned for future announcements as this aspect of IDEA-sponsored activities takes shape!

October 20, 2020 – Along with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, the Wright Laboratory, and Yale Astronomy, EPS sponsored a special seminar by Dr. Kuheli Dutt of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University. The talk was titled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Addressing Systemic Racism in STEM.”

September 30, 2020 – The office of the Yale FAS Dean of Science and Engineering is sponsoring a free viewing of “Picture a Scientist,” which tells the stories and experiences of challenges faced by three women in science.

September 9, 2020 – Dr. Larry Gladney, who is Professor of Physics and Phyllis A. Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the FAS, recently gave a colloquium talk to the EPS community. His slides can be found here with many links inside

June 30, 2020 – IDEA sponsored a departmental townhall to discuss the ongoing widespread protests and the history and legacy of racial discrimination in the U.S. and to highlight departmental DEI initiatives.