Geoscience Education and Diversity: Vision for the Future and Strategies for Success

The second Geoscience Education Working Group (GEWG II) met on October 25-27, 2004 at the headquarters of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia. The GEWG II evaluated the effectiveness of prior and ongoing geoscience E&D programs in the Directorate for Geosciences. The GEWG II also developed recommendations for the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at NSF regarding its programs and future funding decisions. Members of the GEWG II were invited to participate because of their unique qualifications, prior contributions in the areas of geoscience education and/or diversity enhancement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and their potential to make a substantive contribution to the group.