The EPP/MSI is a Federal STEM education and NOAA mission future workforce program with focus on:
Supporting the training and graduation of students and increasing participation of students from traditionally underrepresented minority communities;
Developing eligible candidates in support of a diverse future workforce for NOAA and NOAA mission-related enterprises; and,
Post-secondary education and research capacity development in atmospheric, fisheries, and environmental sciences and remote sensing technology at MSIs supported through competitive awards.
NCAS-M II has six core competencies. Each competency has associated metrics, activities, and assessments.
NCAS-M II will conduct center-wide professional skills development workshops (virtual and face-to-face) during the academic year and summer that will focus on career/professional skill development.
The goal of the NCAS-M II Postdoctoral Program (PDP) is to support advanced training of postdoctoral fellows in NOAA-related sciences with the goal to conduct research that directly supports NOAA’s mission, strategic plan, objectives, and outcomes.
The NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunity (NERTO) is a NCAS-M II graduate student requirement. This unique NOAA mission experience integrates academics with practical NOAA mission-relevant experiential training.
Individual Student Development Plan (SDP)
All NCAS-M II fellows are required to complete an Individualized Student Development Plan (SDP).