Education has been integral to the mission of our organization from its earliest years. Since the launch in 1964 of the Advanced Study Program’s postdoctoral fellowships, NCAR and UCAR have developed a portfolio of programs that encourage the development of new Ph.D.s, K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, and early career scientists. These programs are designed to support the training provided by the Earth system science community, while bringing fresh ideas and inspiration to NCAR and UCAR experts, mentors, and collaborators.
Antonio J. Busalacchi
This month’s UCAR Update provides details on a workshop for undergraduates considering careers in academia, public service, and private industry. Graduate students can explore unique opportunities via a new fellowship in NCAR’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Modeling Lab, the week-long Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium, or UCAR’s Next Generation Fellowships in Earth system science, diversity and inclusion, or public policy..
Both undergrads and grad students are also encouraged to apply for the Capitol Hill Scholars Program, which this year asks that applicants submit a three-minute video essay.
Faculty interested in collaborative projects with specialists in high-performance computing, networking, visualization, data science, and the other disciplines represented by staff in NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Lab are encouraged to apply for CISL’s faculty visitor program by March 15. For scientific software engineers, there’s the national conference hosted by NCAR’s Software Engineering Assembly in April.
We rely on our higher education colleagues and the broader community to actively engage with and support the applications of a diverse cohort of promising students, faculty, and staff for these exceptional opportunities. Please help us reach prospective participants who are not yet familiar with NCAR and UCAR by considering new ways to help us get the word out. Forwarding this newsletter to departments of chemistry, physics, education, and other relevant disciplines helps, as does a post to Twitter (mentioning @NCAR_Science or @UCAR_News) or Instagram (@ncar_ucar).
Your encouragement and support of students as they complete their applications is another valuable contribution, and is very much appreciated.