DEI efforts

Our group is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts both within the Geoscience and within the broader University Structure. UW-Madison is situated in Dejope (the four lakes region) on ancestral Ho-Chunk Land.  Native Lands is an excellent website to see whose ancestral land your University is situated upon.



Luke Zoet sits on the College of Letters and Sciences’ DEI committee at UW-Madison

Luke is also a member of UW-Madison’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) group that seeks to advocate for Native Americans in STEM fields.

Luke Zoet along with Shaun Marcott are working as part of an NSF funded project with the College of Menominee Nation to develop a two year Geoscience program that would allow students to transfer to four year colleges like UW-Madison to complete their bachelor’s degree. This program includes cross college mentoring, curriculum development, and relationship building

Grace Bulltail, Judith Simcox, Shaun Marcott and Luke Zoet are part of a UW funded Equalities Grant aimed at supporting native students working on projects on tribal lands.

Luke is on the Advisory Council for the College of L&S Community of Graduate Research Scholars (CGERS)

Luke is also a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians


Department of Geoscience diversity statement

Department of Geoscience diversity resources