Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

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NCAR’s commitment to Education and Outreach is to provide transformative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational and training experiences for all learners. NCAR’s programs support the advancement of individuals’ careers in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR entrains future generations of diverse scientists and engineers into its research, inspires and engages the public, and demonstrates the importance of NCAR’s mission to the media and policymakers. NCAR makes all opportunities, resources, and programs accessible and welcoming to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and institutions.

The 2018-2024 NCAR Education & Outreach Strategic Plan provides guidance for NCAR Education and Outreach and a framework for tracking and reporting impact. The plan’s three main strategic goals are:

Goal 1: To inspire, engage and inform the public about the atmospheric and related sciences conducted by NCAR and the university community.
Goal 2: To entrain and prepare a highly skilled and diverse workforce for careers in the atmospheric and related sciences.
Goal 3: To support the university community in educating students in the atmospheric and related sciences.