Diversity among students and faculty is a top priority for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the Office of Educational Equity takes an active role in promoting respect and embracing diversity in the college.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Undergraduate Students
"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" is a documentary and photographic project about women working in the male-dominated field of paleontology. It celebrates the contributions of women scientists and highlights the challenges and obstacles they face. Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will host a screening of the 22-minute documentary and presentation, followed by a panel discussion, question-and-answer session and reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in 22 Deike Building on the University Park campus. The events are free and open to the public.
International cultures will be on display from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, on the ground floor of Deike Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The fourth annual International Cultures Night celebrates cultures from around the world through food, music, performances and cultural exhibitions.
Author, social justice advocate, and former NBA player Etan Thomas will give a free public lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in 233A HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Thomas will discuss his latest book, "We Matter: Athletes and Activism," which includes dozens of interviews -- with people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Cuban, and Soledad O'Brien -- on the subject of race in America.
In the middle of a Category 1 hurricane in Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa, Aara'L Yarber discovered her passion for meteorology. Coming from Los Angeles, California, she had never experienced a hurricane before.
Gregory Jenkins' interest in meteorology and the environment can be traced back to his own childhood when he would find himself in the library, deciphering weather books or at home watching forecasts on television and wondering why they weren't correct. Now, his work at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences brings together his fascination with meteorology, his goal of inspiring and encouraging his students, and his ambition of having a positive impact on underserved areas.