NSF INCLUDES Conference: Bringing Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Data Science to the Environmental Sciences
Bringing Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Data Science to the Environmental Sciences, is a 3-day conference with the ultimate goal of developing a networked improvement community (i.e., Environmental Data Sciences Inclusion Network) that works to ensure inclusion across environmental data science professions. The conference will identify existing activities and resources available to support inclusion in the field and provide opportunities for attendees to network and initiate discussion sessions they propose. Conference attendees will comprise academic, training, and business partners that currently offer training and career opportunities in the data sciences and project leaders conducting research on best practices for recruitment and retention of currently underrepresented groups in this and related fields. Attendees will also include employers who have an interest in building and maintaining an inclusive workplace and individuals with experience in mentoring interns and early career professionals in research and technical positions. Anyone with a strong interest in being part of these discussions and the developing network is encouraged to participate remotely.