FY13 Diversity Awards

FY13 Diversity Awards

FY13 Diversity Committee Awards:

Project NamePrincipal Investigator(s)
Project DescriptionPeriod of PerformanceAmountFinal Report
Building long-term partnerships with targeted US University programsMary Barth/NESLCreate partnerships with Atmospheric Sciences programs that have students from historically under-represented populations through the exchange of NCAR Scientists, faculty and students
from identified programs. 

11/1/12-

10/31/14

$39,999 
EOL Technical Internship Program - Phase IIMike Daniels, Wen-Chau Lee, Alison Rockwell, and Sara Metz, EOLOffers four summer internships to technical and science support-focused students from 2-year and vocational/technical institutions in the Boulder/Denver area to increase diversity in these fields.

10/1/12-

9/30/14

 $27,317 
Teaching at University of Texas, El Paso, an HSI Chris Davis/ASP The primary goal of this project is to enhance opportunities for the participation of minority students from the University of Texas El Paso in atmospheric research. UTEP is a minority serving institution with 75% minority student representation.1/15/13 - 5/15/13 $31,912 Final Report
The rising voice of indigenous peoples in weather and climate scienceHeather Lazrus/NESLThis workshop with experts on cross-cultural scientific
engagement with Native American communities to address the question: What are the elements of
successful co-production of science and policy in the related fields of extreme weather and climate
change?

10/1/12 - 9/30/14

 $39,975 
Creating a diversity education and engagement laboratory for the computational geosciences Rich Loft/CISL Leverage the new CISL Diversity Coordinator's skills in education research, diversity, and outreach and networking efforts in FY13 to create within CISL a Diversity Education and Engagement Laboratory in the computational geosciences.

8/13/13 - 9/30/14

 $40,000 
Expanding your horizons conferenceAstrid Maute/HAOExpanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference for middle school girls held at the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder.  This proposal seeks suppOl1 from the NCAR Diversity fund to cover part of the cost of registration fee waivers and the room rental fees of the engineering center at CU Boulder.3/1/13- 2/28/14$1,543 Final Report
NCAR-EOL collaboration with CLACE and Nuestra Tierra DinamicaVidal Salazar/EOLEOL, in collaboratorion with CLACE, will support the NCAR Careers project which is designed to engage the interest of Latino and other K-12 students in learning about atmospheric research and related careers.

10/1/12 - 11/1/13

$32,349 

 

FY13 Residual Funds - Diversity Committee Award

Project Name  
Principal Investigator(s)  
Project Description  
Period of Performance  
Amount  
Final Report  
A Pilot SiParCS Externship Project for Building Diversity-Oriented Partnerships with Target Institutions Rich Loft/CISLCreate a two-year pilot externship program in computational geoscience that will complement and enhance CISL's successful SIParCA internships program.6/1/14-5/30/16$39,922 


FY13 Diversity Subcommittee Award

Project Name  
Principal Investigator(s)  
Project Description  
Period of Performance  
Amount  
Final Report  
NCAR presence at the 2013 SACNAS Annual National ConferenceRich Loft/CISLThis proposal aims to raise awareness about NCAR’s science among students from traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM by attending, recruiting and presenting at the 2013 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual National Conference, and to use the presence at SACNAS to recruit students into NCAR’s undergraduate research experiences.8/30/13-9/30/14$10,877Received
Program to Develop an ASD Workforce at NCARNancy Wade, Brian BevirtVast and largely untapped reservoirs of talent and productivity reside in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A large percentage of people in the autism spectrum have strong interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.10/1/13-9/30/15$21,232