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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


Active research collaborations and student training engagements with NOAA personnel


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


Atmospheric sciences and meteorology graduates are working in a geosciences field


Retention rate of NCAS-M fellows in their field of study


Per year in leveraged funding

Partner Institutions

map highlighting NCAS-M partners

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