A nationally recognized innovator in teacher training and science education has been chosen as the new director of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, which is headquartered at UCAR.
To help their students and faculty study the atmosphere in detail, campuses worldwide rely on Unidata, the UCAR-based program that keeps a 24/7 stream of weather and other environmental data flowing to classrooms.
University students and faculty soon will have the chance to peer at day-to-day weather through the same lens used by National Weather Service meteorologists. A new version of the NWS’s workhorse graphics software will reach campuses through UCAR’s Unidata program.
Paradata—information on how people access and share information through social media—could play a big role in assessing the usefulness of educational resources in the university setting, according to Susan Van Gundy.
The 2011 meetings of UCAR member and affiliate representatives provided ample time for attendees to ponder the state of atmospheric science education and consider new approaches to teaching and training students.
The MetEd online training service covers topics in meteorology, weather forecasting, and related geosciences. Users can delve into everything from satellite meteorology to tsunami preparedness and forecasting dust storms.
A group of five master’s and doctoral students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University broke new ground this semester as they learned from top researchers halfway across the United States.
It’s been two decades since NOAA launched its Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Program. The C&GC program was created in response to a lack of trained specialists, and it’s kept up with continued expansion in climate change study.
The mysteries of the atmosphere are compelling enough to bring many into the fold of atmospheric and related science. But if you’re a first-generation college student from an underrepresented group, other factors may steer you away, according to UCAR’s Raj Pandya.
Unidata celebrated its 25th anniversary on 15-16 October with a rare gathering of staff, founders, partners, and collaborators from around the country. Attendees celebrated the program's accomplishments and looked ahead to the future.
Eleven days can go by in no time, but their brevity was accentuated for 27 graduate students at a summer colloquium on 1–12 June. The goal was to give students a taste of fieldwork by having them organize and conduct mini–field experiments and draw meaningful results from the data.
Schoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet.
Student scientists from the United States and around the world are converging in South Africa this month in what is likely to be one of the largest-ever international gatherings of teenage researchers.
Waleska Rivera Rios, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) • In 2005, Rivera Rios was on her way to earning a doctorate in environmental science from the Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico.