• Minority Focused:

    Federal STEM Education and NOAA Mission Future Workforce Program

A NOAA Cooperative Science Center Funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions Cooperative Agreement #NA16SEC4810006

Training » Development » Preparation

Training and graduation of students from underrepresented minority communities.

Developing candidates for NOAA and NOAA mission-related workforce

Providing post-secondary education and research capacity through competitive awards

There are four NOAA CSCs that advance education and collaborative research, as well as support students and build capacity in NOAA-mission sciences at Minority Serving Institutions. Each CSC is led by a Minority Serving Institution and partnered with a NOAA line office. Together, the CSCs include 24 university campuses.

Three Integrated Themes

  1. Interdisciplinary scientific research for building resilient communities against weather extremes
  2. Innovative observations for advancing climate, weather and air quality analysis and prediction
  3. Interdisciplinary research in support of building healthy communities.

Direct support of the education and research training for 65 students, 3 postdoctoral fellows, and twenty-eight faculty spanning four colleges and eight departments on the Howard University campus and faculty and students at twelve partnering academic institutions.

Research integrates communications, education, journalism, psychology, and sociology into research on environment, climate, and atmosphere

NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology ( NCAS-M) Stats

80+

Active research collaborations and student training engagements with NOAA personnel

200

NOAA personnel engaged in collaborations or training of NCAS-M students

90%

Of HUPAS Graduates are working in the Geosciences Field and 42% working in the NOAA Mission Enterprise.

50%

Of African-Americans with PhDs in Atmospheric Sciences nationally graduated from Howard after 2006

30%

Of Latinx females with PhDs in Atmospheric Sciences nationally graduated from Howard since 2006

Partner Institutions