Careers in Science
Careers in Science | CiS
Principal Investigators: Josh Wurman, Brigitte Baeuerle, Mike Daniels, Wen Chau Lee
Facility: Doppler on Wheels & MGAUS
Careers in Science (CiS) is a targeted education and outreach program planned for 2011 that exposes students from accredited postsecondary minority institutions to career opportunities within the areas of science and science support. Multi-day visits are conducted to campuses in the east and southeast of the United States to meet with small groups of students who are interested in science and technology and to expose them to field campaigns, observing facilities and various job categories that are needed to successfully conduct research. The visits will be accompanied by one of the Doppler on Wheels for hands-on demonstrations and data collection.
CiS 2 Final Report
The Careers in Science (CiS) team visited four schools in the greater Front Ranges area, including one school in Southern Wyoming, during the month of November 2011, reaching close to 300 people. One of the objectives of the Careers in Science program is to visit accredited post-secondary minority institutions, however there are none located in Colorado. The reason for targeting Colorado students was to encourage them to apply to a new EOL internship that was created to attract and inspire young adults into a technical career. The Technical Internship Program (TIP) was developed in response to a lack of opportunities for this type of student, and to create an opportunity for them that is not currently offered.
While there are no accredited postsecondary minority institutions in Colorado, there is no lack of diversity. We targeted diverse schools in the greater-Denver area in order to attract a qualified applicant pool for the TIP. We found the student body of the schools to be ethnically, racially and socio-economically diverse, as well as well-prepared to enter the work force in a vocational or technical career.
>> Read the complete Careers in Science Fall 2011 Summary
CiS 2 Photos
Western Wyoming Community College
Arapahoe Community College
Josh Wurman, Univ of Illinois/FARM
Brigitte Baeuerle, NCAR/EOL
Mike Daniels, NCAR/EOL
Wen Chau Lee, NCAR/EOL