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Our Mission

NSF NCAR Education, Engagement & Early-Career Development (EdEC) directly underpins NSF 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: Entrain and prepare a highly skilled and diverse workforce for careers in the atmospheric and Earth related sciences.

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

Goal 4: Coordinate and increase opportunities for professional development and training of early-career staff.


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Our Programs

NSF 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

NSF 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 NSF NCAR research and science.

Meet Our Team
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Collaborate With Us

Interested in working with NSF 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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