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June 25, 2020

Protecting international participation in U.S. STEM research

By Emily Orzechowski and Caroline Gleason, AGU’s Spring 2020 Public Affairs Interns   “We demand better for our community and for the future of our society and the planet. Together, we can build a thriving, sustainable and equitable future for all.”  Read AGU’s From the Prow statement here.   The policy landscape around recent and expected executive orders on immigration is rapidly evolving. Here, we provide a recap of the issues at stake as well …


May 26, 2020

A dispatch from the AGU archives: Five blogs on diversity, equity and inclusion 

By Caroline Gleason, AGU’s Spring 2020 Public Affairs Intern   The geosciences are among the least diverse STEM fields in the United States, with little improvement made over the past 40 years. As we stare down challenges ranging from COVID-19 to climate change, the need for a robust, diverse STEM workforce becomes clearer each day.   We, as scientists, must be deliberate in order to make diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) a serious priority. As a white woman in STEM, I have experienced some of …


May 13, 2020

Science policy carries on

Science policy is still happening at AGU, albeit from our kitchen tables. From advocating for stimulus funding for science to monitoring visa restrictions for international students and researchers, AGU has continued to speak up for our scientific community during this pandemic.  However, not all recent science policy developments have been related to COVID-19. Here, we highlight three non-COVID policy issues that AGU’s Public Affairs team is acting on from home.     Open access  Open Access (OA) is a set of principles and …


May 11, 2020

Seven highlights from 70 years of the National Science Foundation

Caroline Gleason and Emily Orzechowski, AGU spring 2020 Public Affairs interns    “Scientific progress is one essential key to our security as a nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to a higher standard of living and to our cultural progress.” – Vannevar Bush    The National Science Foundation (NSF) was established 10 May 1950 with a mission to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense.” In its 70 years, NSF has spurred major advances in scientific knowledge …