Diana Dalbotten is the Associate Director of Diversity and Broader Impacts for the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. The focus of her scholarly engagement has been on broadening the participation of Native Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. Dr. Dalbotten has collaborated with tribes in Minnesota and nationally to advance this agenda. Her work is driven to advance the practice of Community-Based Participatory Research (CPBR) on environmental issues and education in the geosciences. Nationally, Dr. Dalbotten is the founder and co-directs the Geoscience Alliance, a national alliance for broadening the participation of Native Americans in the geosciences. Dr. Dalbotten has also collaborated with tribal colleges and universities on the development of new science majors at Salish Kootenai College and Leech Lake Tribal College. Dr. Dalbotten’s community-engaged scholarship seeks to support better relationships between tribes and the University of Minnesota.
Honors, Fellowships, and Awards
1. AGU Thriving Earth Exchange Fellow, 2020.
2. Community Engaged Scholar Award, University of Minnesota, 2020
3. Institute on the Environment (University of Minnesota) Fellow, 2019.
4. Presidents’ Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, 2014. Institutional Award accepted on behalf of the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics.
5. Fellow, Geological Society of America, Elected in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences, 2018
6. Community Engaged Scholar Award, University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering, 2018