Early Career Scientist Assembly

The Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA) is a permanent standing committee of the NCAR Scientist Assembly (NSA) and managed by the ECSA steering committee.


Purpose of the ECSA

The ECSA represents the interests of early-career scientists within the NSA, and the ECSA steering committee voices concerns, solutions, and successes from early-career scientists to NCAR/UCAR management to guide institutional policies. In order to achieve our mission statement of creating a strong and inclusive early-career workforce at NCAR/UCAR, the ECSA strives to:

  • Foster a community of mutual respect and cooperation within NCAR/UCAR;

  • Promote effective early-career scientist participation in the management of NCAR;

  • Facilitate early-career scientific interaction across NCAR/UCAR;

  • Enhance communication in matters of concern between NCAR early-career scientists/engineers and NCAR management;

  • Host early-career focused events for NCAR staff;

  • Engage NCAR early-career scientists and research engineers' in the development of NCAR’s programs;

  • Advise NCAR management and UCAR governance concerning scientific and research engineering policy and related matters affecting the institution.


ECSA Membership

All members of the NCAR scientific* and research engineering staff who identify as early-career can opt into the ECSA.

The ECSA nominally defines early-career as NCAR staff who are within 12 years of having earned their highest degree. 

NCAR staff who wish to be part of the ECSA must opt in by emailing ecsa+subscribe@ucar.edu.

If at any time an ECSA member no longer identifies with or feels represented by the ECSA, they may opt out by emailing ecsa+unsubscribe@ucar.edu.

Once subscribed to the ECSA Google group, you can search past postings and view the subscriber list.


ECSA Bylaws

The ECSA operates following its own bylaws: 


*Associate Scientists, Machine Learning Scientists, Post-Docs, Project Scientists, Scientists, Software Engineers, and Visiting Scientists.