FY11 Diversity Awards

FY11 Diversity Awards

FY11 Diversity Committee Awards:

Project NamePrincipal Investigator(s)
Project DescriptionPeriod of PerformanceAmountFinal Report
ESWN 2011 Workshop Panel and DinnerChristine Wiedinmyer/ACDThe Earth Science Women's Network's (ESWN) first annual professional development workshop will be held on June 6-8, 2011 at NCAR and organized by ESWN Leadership Board member Christine Wiedinmyer.  Funds to support a panel discussion and dinner are provided.June 6-8, 2011 $3,520Final Report
WORLS Seminar SeriesBrigitte Baeuerle/EOL and Astrid Maute/HAOWomen Organizing Research and Leading Science (WORLS) seminar series will provide forum and opportunities for interaction and mutual support for women working in all aspects of science at NCAR and UCAR.  While not limited to women, the seminar series will increase awareness across the institution and provide insights on issues related to women in the workplace.February 1 - August 31, 2011$6,600 Final Report
2011 High School Internship & Research OpportunitiesScott Landolt/RALHost a 2011 summer interhsip program for high school students to help build a pipeline to the atmospheric and related science. October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011$13,713Final Report
Teaching at Hampton University, an HBCUChris Davis/ASPASP Postdoc Jia Yue will teach one semester at Hampton University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).April 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011$39,698 Final Report
Global Network for Atmospheric ChemistryJean-Francois Lamarque/ACDA series of lectures and hands-on laboratory and modeling exercises providing college students from underrepresented groups in the US and from developing countries an introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry.September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012$35,000 Project could not be undertaken
EOL Technical Support Internship Pilot ProgramWen-Chau Lee/EOL and Mike Daniels/EOLA pilot program of three semester-long internships for science support focused students from two-year colleges and vocational/technical institutions in the Boulder/Denver area.June 1, 2011 - May 30, 2012$17,985 Final Report
Team-Teaching at Howard University, an HBCUChris Davis/ASPASP postdoc, Alendra Jahn, will teach half of a full semester upper-level undergraduate or beginning-level graduate course ATMS 520: Climatology.  She will team-teach this course with Professor Greg Jenkins (a former ASP post-doc).April 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011$19,849 Project not completed - logistical problems




FY11 Diversity Subcommittee Activities:

Project NamePrincipal InvestigatorProject DescriptionPeriod of PerformanceAmountFinal Report
Hispanic Serving InstitutionsJack Fellows, Astrid Mauta, Raj Pandya The  goal would be to develop collaborative research relations with Hispanic Serving Institutions that offer graduate programs in the atmospheric and related sciences. Ideally, this would include visits by faculty and graduate students to NCAR (perhaps leveraging the ASP Graduate Visitor Programs) and NCAR scientists, including post-docs, visiting HSIs as visiting faculty.  In short, success would look like ongoing collaborations that are able to take advantage of exiting NCAR programs – similar to what is already10/1/11-9/30/12. Extension granted to 3/31/2013. $15,300 Final Report
Tribal CollegesJack Fellows, Astrid Mauta, Raj Pandya 

NCAR would invite students from tribal colleges (primarily undergraduates, many in their first two years of undergraduate education) to visit in an effort to 1. Identify research priorities that align with tribal priorities 2. Expose students to careers in the atmospheric and related sciences, 3. Connect interested students to internships (e.g. SOARS, Oklahoma REU) and 4-year college opportunities at our member institutions. These visits might be modeled after the Undergraduate Leadership Workshop led by E&O – week-long, immersive, cohort-style introductions to NCAR science, along with ample time and support for reflection and planning. This structure might work well for students from 2-year colleges, too.

 Project duration: 12-24 months. Project must begin in FY11, and may extend into FY12 if required.$9,150Final Report
 CU Bold Program LuAnna Allapowa and Nancy Wade 

Build a relationship with the BOLD program – focus on Engineering and Computer Science students

 Project duration: 12-24 months. Project must begin in FY11, and may extend into FY12 if required. $1,500.00No funding was used