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Professional Development: Diversity

The NASA SMD E/PO Forums offer professional development opportunities for community members.  In 2014, the Forums will offer professional development opportunities related to issues of diversity.

In this Topic, you will find information on upcoming PD events, connections to partners, PD literature and resources, and discussion threads.  To help you navigate these resources, this Topic is organized by audience.  Please click on the audience below to find its homepage and relevant resources:

General Diversity Literature and Resources:

Culture Clashes - This website highlights the work of Stanford researchers Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner about how certain clashes in society can be understood as tensions between different cultures.

Stereotype Threat:

 

Contact Diversity PD members for more information:

    Lead: Nancy Ali

    Members: Andrea Jones, Bonnie Meinke, Bryan Mendez, rikki shackleford


March 28, 6:30pm EDT

As part of the celebration of National Women’s History Month 2013, NASA en Español will broadcast a Google+ hangout in Spanish with two Hispanic scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This event, organized by IGES as part of the NASA Science4Girls initiative, is designed for school-aged girls and their families to participate in order to encourage them and interest them in science careers. During the one-hour long interview, which will be...

SMD Astrophysics E/PO Monthly Tag-Up: October 23, 2012

Contents

A. NASA Updates
B. Astro4Girls 2013
C. Discovery Guides Update
D. Astro E/PO Community Retreat: Outcomes and Next Steps
E. Conferences Updates: ASTC and AAS

A. NASA Updates (Jim Lochner and Denise Smith)

 

NASA Communications Policies and Teleconference (Jim Lochner)

Earlier this month, there was a joint meeting of the NASA Coordinating Council and the Communication Coordinating Council. The purpose of the...


Diversity PDWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Professional Development

Literature and Resources Page for Women and Girls.

Diversity PD > Women and Girls homepage > Literature and Resources


 

Literature:

STATUS article from CSWA profiling SMD E/PO Programs for Girls: http://www.aas.org/cswa/status/status_2015jun.pdf

Websites:

National Girls Collaborative Project: many articles, research, and webinars listed off of the main page:...


Diversity PDWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Programs & Resources

homepage focused on Urban audiences.

 

SMD Diversity Programs and Resources > Urban Audiences


NOTE: Resources compiled by Rikki Shackelford, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab.

Literature

Richard L. Curwin. 2010. Meeting Students Where They Live. Alexandria, VA: ASDC.
Teaching in an urban environment is different, and what teachers need is a broader range of strategies for increasing student involvement and stopping...


Diversity logo with three dotsWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Programs & Resources

homepage focused on Women and Girls Audiences.

 

SMD Diversity Programs and Resources > Women and Girls Audiences


Literature and Resources

Unheard Voices Part II, Women in Astronomy

 

Websites

National Girls Collaborative Project: many articles, research, and webinars listed off of the main page: http://www.ngcproject.org/

NASA SCIENCE4GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES:  SUPPORT FOR LIBRARIES:...


Diversity PDWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Professional Development

homepage focused on Native American audiences.

 

SMD Diversity Programs and Resources > Native American Audiences


Literature and Resources

Babco, E. 2005. Report on the Status of Native Americans in Science and Engineering. Prepared for the National Academy of Engineering Workshop on Engineering Studies at the Tribal Colleges. Available from


Diversity logo with three dotsWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Programs & Resources

homepage focused on LGBTQ Audiences.

 

SMD Diversity Programs and Resources > LGBTQ


The following information was provided by Carolyn Brinkworth from IPAC/Caltech:

The issues facing us when dealing with LGBTQ audiences are almost exclusively around using safe, LGBTQ-inclusive language. The resources below cover some of this, but one of the best ways to be an ally is to take Safe Zone training. Many universities now...


Diversity logo with three dotsWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Programs & Resources

homepage focused on Hispanic and Latino Audiences.

 

SMD Diversity Programs and Resources  > Hispanic/Latino Audiences


Literature:

Literature Review on working with Hispanic/Latino audiences

When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity (Pew Hispanic Center)

Where did 'Hispanic' come from?

Increasing NASA Science E/PO Engagement with Latino Audiences: An Analysis

WHAT WORKS FOR...

On Sunday, March 16 in The Woodlands, TX, the SMD E/PO Forums hosted a professional development workshop on engaging diverse audiences titled "Working with Diverse Audiences."
 
This session featured suggestions and lessons learned for addressing needs of diverse audiences, with a focus on rural and Hispanic/Latino audiences. NASA E/PO community and external experts shared their stories and suggestions from the field.  Existing resources were highlighted, including new diversity resources...

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Diversity logo with three dotsMany NASA Science Mission Directorate Forum community members are engaged in projects that seek to reach diverse audiences. On this page, you will find information on NASA SMD projects which have a focus on underserved and underrepresented audiences, as well as an edited collection of resources that SMD Forum community members have found to be particularly useful in designing programs for and working with diverse audiences.

 

SMD Projects Applicable to Working with Diverse...


Welcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Professional Development

Connect with Experienced and Interested Partners Page for LGBTQ audiences.

Diversity PD > LGBTQ homepage > Connect with Partners


 

The professionals listed below have experience and demonstrated success working with LGBTQ audiences. They are available for guidance, consultation, and partnerships.

 

SMD E/PO Affiliates:

Name: Carolyn Brinkworth

Program/Projects: IPAC/Caltech

What I can offer the SMD...


Diversity PDWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Professional Development

Literature and Resources Page for LGBTQ audiences.

Diversity PD > LGBTQ homepage > Literature and Resources


The issues facing us when dealing with LGBTQ audiences are almost exclusively around using safe, LGBTQ-inclusive language. The resources below cover some of this, but one of the best ways to be an ally is to take Safe Zone training. Many universities now offer this training through their diversity centers or...