HOW DOES A STUDENT APPLY TO ATTEND THE ULW?
- To qualify, you should be a sophomore, junior, or senior in college at the time of application and generally have at least one semester left this coming fall before graduating.
- Complete the online Student Application Form, including: (1) the short essay and; (2) transcripts that are to be uploaded.
- Ask a faculty member if they would nominate you.
- Check that the faculty member has completed the Nomination Form by March 16, 2020.
- Note: Students may talk to faculty about their interest in attending the ULW. Their department will decide who to nominate.
- Note: Workshop participants are selected by NCAR from a competitive pool of applicants.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor's program in the atmospheric or related sciences in a U.S. institution.
- Applicant is preferably a junior at the time of application and typically has at least one semester left in the fall before graduating. Sophomores and seniors may apply; it is best if they have at least one semester left to do this coming fall.
- Students should have a reasonably good GPA.
We encourage applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities. The ULW welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
WHAT ARE THE DATES AND DEADLINES FOR THE ULW?
- The ULW will be held from June 1-5, 2020.
- The deadline for applying is March 16.
- The nomination deadline is March 16.
- Students will be notified of acceptance no later than April 1.
AS A FACULTY MEMBER, HOW DO I NOMINATE A STUDENT?
- The faculty member must complete the online Nomination Form.
- In general, juniors and seniors are eligible, and ideally, the student has at least one semester remaining in the fall before graduating.
- Note: In order for the nomination to be complete, the student must complete the online Student Application Form.
- The deadline for nominations is April 1.
AS A FACULTY MEMBER, WHO SHOULD I NOMINATE?
- In general, please select a junior or senior. Sophomores do qualify on some occasions.
- Ideally the student has interest either in the atmospheric sciences, geosciences, or is curious to learn about them.
- The student should generally have at least one semester remaining in the fall before graduating, and is expected to share their insights about NCAR and opportunities in the atmospheric sciences with students upon their return to school.
- Consider the student's potential to gain from the experience and potential leadership qualities, including those of quiet or introverted leaders who have talent.
- The ULW strives to have diverse representation of universities and student backgrounds in the cohort each year. We encourage applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities. The ULW welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO MY DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL?
- Student participants will return to the school with a greater awareness of possible career paths in the atmospheric sciences, a better understanding of the professional skills needed, and insights about graduate school. We will encourage them to share these insights with and support their peers at school.
- Participants develop a national network of peers and scientists who they can connect with their peers back at school.
HOW DOES THE STUDENT BENEFIT?
- Students will get to develop leadership skills, explore careers in the atmospheric sciences, gain professional skills, and come away with a peer network that will provide support for years.
WHAT DOES IT COST THE STUDENT?
- There is no cost to the student to participate in this one-week workshop. Travel to Boulder, CO, lodging, money for meals (per diem), and local transportation are covered.
WHAT IS MY DEPARTMENT’S FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?
- The academic institution must cover the cost of student travel to and from Boulder. This includes, but is not limited to, airfare, baggage fees, and ground transportation.
- NCAR will provide accommodation, per diem for meals, and local travel while the student is attending the workshop in Boulder, Colorado.
- Note that scholarships are available for students in the case where the department is unable to finance the student's travel.
WHERE DO THE STUDENTS STAY WHILE IN BOULDER?
- Students will stay in the University of Colorado dorm called Williams Village North, where they will share a dorm room with another ULW participant. Meals will be provided.
WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE MADE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS?
- The Williams Village North dorms are ADA compliant and we will provide accommodations to other needs to the best of our ability.