November 8, 2011 to November 18, 2011
Project Location: 
Colorado & Wyoming
Project Description: 

Careers in Science :: CiS

Principal Investigators :: Josh Wurman, Brigitte Baeuerle, Mike Daniels, Wen Chau Lee
When :: 8 - 18 November 2011
Where:: Colorado & Wyoming
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

Boulder CTEC

ITT Tech

Arapahoe Community College