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Honoring multiple identities

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A call for an intersectional perspective 

Intersectionality is more than a buzzword. It is a term coined in 1989 by professor KimberlĂ© Crenshaw to describe the overlap of multiple social categorizations such as race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics that allow a person to identify as a member of a larger group. In recent decades, it has been used as a framework to analyze issues of power, privilege, and oppression within larger social contexts. In this sense, an intersectional perspective can help to unveil the immense mosaic of experiences at individual and collective levels.

For more detailed information, we recommend a factsheet published by AWIS that explains the importance of applying this concept in the design of tools and strategies in STEM.

Veteran voices and experiences

Veterans awards

We also want to acknowledge the presence of those who have served the United States in a different capacity and who continue contributing to society through STEM and geosciences.  Learn more