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Summer internships and workshops in engineering, mathematics, physical science, social science, and related fields
Local college students are encouraged to apply for student assistant positions (part time/full time during breaks)
Student and/or faculty exchange opportunities, fellowships, meetings, job openings, and more in the larger community of universities, labs, and agencies
Find out about careers in atmospheric science and the broad range of fields people study to prepare (pretty much anything in science, technology, engineering, mathematics—even sociology and astrophysics!). Plus educational resourcces to explore now.
This career guide from the American Meteorological Society addresses questions such as what do meteorologists do, where do they work, and would meteorology be a good career for you.
This database helps students identify schools that match their academic goals in the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and related sciences
See the section on Information for Students, including "How to become a Meteorologist," "Distance Learning Courses," and more
UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of more than 100 North American universities that offer programs in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. Here's a list of them all, including links to their primary research and training programs.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
A Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) is a designation by the U.S. Department of Education of a college or university, for example as a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a Tribal College or University (TCU), etc. The Department of Education maintains a comprehensive list of MSIs. A contact person is included in the following list whenever available.
Diné College, Shiprock, New Mexico (TCU)
Division of Math, Science, and Technology - Shiprock Campus (Marnie Carroll)
Howard University, Washington, D.C. (HBCU, UCAR Member University)
Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia (HBCU)
Center for Atmospheric Sciences (undergraduate & graduate)
Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (announcement of new department)
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas (TCU)
Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center (Dan Wildcat)
Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi (HBCU, UCAR Academic Affiliate University)
Sinte Gleska University, Mission, South Dakota (TCU)
Sicangu Policy Institute - Geospatial Initiative (James Rattling Leaf)
Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico City (UCAR International Affiliate)
Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera/Center of Atmospheric Sciences (en Español)
Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, Puerto Rico (HSI, UCAR Academic Affiliate)
Escuela de Asuntos Ambientales/School of Environmental Subjects (en Español)
Forums for College Seniors, Undergrad-Postdoc & Junior Faculty, Women in Physics
The board is charged with "examining workplace issues including educational and professional opportunities that affect those employed in the atmospheric and related sciences for all segments of the Society, with special emphasis on women, minorities, and the disabled." Among many other activities, the BoWM cosponsors gatherings at the annual AMS meeting that support networking and visibility, including "The Color of Weather" and "CoRioliS: LGBTQs & Friends" receptions. CoRioliS also maintains a Facebook Group.
A networking resource for young physicists and students to find mentors, a place to find resources for laboratories and universities to make their physics departments more friendly, as well as a hosting of information of get togethers of LGBTQ+ physicists and friends.
The E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science
A nonprofit initiative (funded by sponsors, grants, donations) "to further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network."
A virtual mentoring and career center publicizing the activities of diversity-related postdoc groups. Includes events and resources encompassing career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.