Outreach & Education
Outreach
 

November 19, 2020

Space Storms in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Part of the NCAR Explorer Series. Light from the aurora, high above the polar regions of the Earth, is a faint but spectacular manifestation of weather in space. It is generated in the upper atmosphere by electric currents coupling the magnetosphere to the ionosphere, driven by space storms from the Sun. In this Explorer Series talk, Dr. Stan Solomon delves into the physics and chemistry that controls the ionosphere, how the aurora is formed, and a new scientific partnership called the Center for Geospace Storms. Come and learn about the ionosphere and wonders of nature above in the sky.

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September 03, 2020

Mysteries of Geospace Storms

CGS PI Slava Merkin talks about mysteries of geospace storms to the global community of The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES).

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July 08, 2020

Center for Geospace Storms (CGS) e-visits APL Summer Space Camp

CGS PI Slava Merkin talks to middle schoolers about space weather and geospace storms as part of the APL Space Sector's Summer Space Camp.

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January 21, 2020

Worlds Beyond Earth

CGS simulations are featured in the "Worlds Beyond Earth" show at the Hayden planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NYC. A GAMERA simulation of a geospace storm was visualized by AMNH scientific visualization experts, and the sequence shown here has been selected to screen in this year's Siggraph 2020 Electronic Theater. "Worlds Beyond Earth" tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, "Worlds Beyond Earth" takes viewers on a journey far beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors.

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Student Opportunities
 

October 22, 2021

NCAR SOARS program

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation of historically underrepresented communities in the atmospheric and related sciences.

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October 22, 2021

APL CIRCUIT program

The CIRCUIT program at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research while building skills to make significant contributions to science. Diverging from traditional summer internships, CIRCUIT students participate in a yearlong cohort-based research experience as integral members of APL project teams and participate in unique, hands-on learning in a fun, collaborative environment. CIRCUIT encourages applications from “trailblazers,” which the program defines as high-achieving scholars from underserved backgrounds, women and other minorities in STEM fields, and those without a previous chance to earn research experience or who otherwise face barriers in achieving their dreams.

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January 09, 2021

NCAR EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE INTERNSHIP

The NCAR Earth System Science Internship (NESSI), hosted by the NCAR office of Education & Outreach, offers students interested in the Earth system sciences an opportunity to conduct research with NCAR scientists from across all labs on a wide range of topics including but not limited to atmospheric science, computational science, engineering, and solar & space physics.

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December 18, 2020

Student programs at JHU/APL

Many opportunities exist at JHU/APL both for high school and college students. Visit the website to explore.

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December 18, 2020

Student opportunities at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

"From months-long visits that allow university faculty to answer pressing scientific questions in collaboration with our scientists, to days-long trainings on the nuts and bolts of our sophisticated weather model, we've got a little something for everyone."

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December 18, 2020

BOULDER SPACE WEATHER SUMMER SCHOOL

The Boulder Space Weather Summer School (SWSS), previously known as the CISM Space Weather Summer School, is a two-week program that gives students a comprehensive introduction to the science of space weather: what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it.

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December 15, 2020

JHU/APL ATLAS Intern Program

Are you looking for a fulfilling summer internship? If you're a full-time college student majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), or Tribal College or University (TCU), the ATLAS internship program is for you! This exciting program focuses on growing technical excellence, fostering professional development, and promoting networking.

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News Items of Student Interest @SuperDARN

For a complete listing of posted student internships on the VT SuperDARN site click here.

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