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Our Mission

NCAR Education, Engagement & Early-Career Development (EdEC) aims to directly support NCAR’s mission and the National Science Foundation’s vision to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. Specifically, EdEC is committed to:

Goal 1: Inspire, engage and inform the public about the atmospheric and related sciences conducted by NCAR and the university community.

Goal 2: Entraining and preparing a highly skilled and diverse workforce for careers in the atmospheric and Earth related sciences.

Goal 3: Supporting the university community in educating students in the atmospheric and related sciences.


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Our Programs

NCAR EdEC offers a variety of programs and events ranging from internships and early career professional development to community engagement opportunities, aimed to educate everyone from the general public to students to current scientists.

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Our Team

NCAR EdEC is composed of educators, scientists and administrators with expertise in Earth system science and a passion for sharing knowledge related to providing access to NCAR research and science.

Meet Our Team
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Collaborate With Us

Interested in working with NCAR EdEC on a project? Contact us early during the proposal writing process to see how we can collaborate with you.

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