A crowd watched the launch of a weather balloon at the NCAR Mesa Lab

Our science is amazing, and we're excited to share it.

NSF NCAR Education, Engagement & Early-Career Development (EdEC) is committed to inspiring, engaging and informing the public about the science going on at NCAR and in our broader scientific community. We support and train future generations of diverse scientists and engineers by partnering with K-12 schools, universities and research institutions to forge connections and strengthen programs in the Earth system sciences.

Exterior of the NCAR Mesa Lab

Education & Engagement in NSF NCAR Labs

Many NSF NCAR labs sponsor their own efforts to inspire students and the public through the insights their scientists are gaining.

The Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling (ACOM) laboratory offers seminars, fellowships, and professional development.

Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling

The Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) creates public exhibits at the NSF NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, and runs a summer internship.

Computational & Information Systems Laboratory

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) runs a variety of activities, including online resources and open houses for local communities during field campaigns.

Earth Observing Laboratory

The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) maintains resources about our Sun and important solar scientists.

High Altitude Observatory

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Kids at Super Science Saturday

Education & Training at UCAR

UCAR's community programs offer a variety of education and training opportunities for K-12 teachers and students, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals. 

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