LUMCON believes there should be NO BARRIERS to anyone being successful in marine science. Every person needs to have access to opportunities so they better understand Louisiana’s coastal and marine environments. Only with this access can today’s learner become tomorrow’s leader.
Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM activities is one of LUMCON’s core values, “enabling the next generation of marine scientists and ocean-literate citizens by providing meaningful and relevant place- and skill-based experiences for Louisiana’s diverse citizenry, including those populations underrepresented and underserved in marine science.” LUMCON dedication to diversity and inclusion is exemplified by collaborations that create opportunities to make marine science more diverse. Only by including more diverse representation in marine science can we truly begin to collaborate, communicate, and solve the environmental problems that face the Louisiana and the world.
Below are the descriptions of LUMCON’s current D&I efforts.