Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

GT EAS Field Guidance and Resources


The value of field experience in an Earth Science education at both the undergraduate and graduate level is unquestioned. These field experiences take on many forms, from remote backpacking trips, to setting up instrumentation for urban air-quality measurements, to highly structured environments such as ships and field stations. Positive field experiences drew many of us into the field, and we hope to pass on the joy of fieldwork to our students. However, living or traveling in close quarters can blur the boundaries between work and life. At the same time, field work in hazardous situations or remote areas may heighten existing power relationships between faculty and students. The many traditions and expectations of field work need to be periodically re-evaluated to reflect the increasing diversity in motivations and backgrounds of our students.

GT_EAS Field Guidance and Resources

For additional information and to request documents, please contact Dr. Samantha Wilson (undergraduate) or Dr. Sven Simon (graduate).


Georgia Tech's Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

From the Office of the President:

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our new strategic plan.

We thrive on diversity. We see diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to learning, discovery, and creation. We strive to remove barriers to access and success, and to build an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and contribute to our mission. - Georgia Tech Strategic Plan (2020)

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion .pdf