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SOARS Academy

Checking out the Atmospheric Sciences

June 15 -21, 2014, Boulder, Colorado

The SOARS Academy 2014 is a one-week immersion experience at the National Center for Atmospheric Research intended to help college students explore careers and get experience doing research in the atmospheric sciences.

Students will:

- Explore NCAR labs, instruments, and computing facilities that support studies on severe weather, climate change and the Earth-Sun system

Protege working in the lab- Get a taste of scientific research

- Learn about making a scientific poster and giving a talk

- Meet other college students and learn about opportunities in the atmospheric sciences

- Be matched with a science mentor who will continue to stay in touch beyond the week in Boulder


students participate in leadership trainingFollowing the week-long Academy, students will have the ongoing support from the SOARS program and of a scientist mentor who will remain in touch during the school year.


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Who is in the SOARS Academy cohort?

Twelve college students from a wide range of backgrounds will participate in the SOARS Academy. Participants for the 2014 SOARS Academy have already been selected.

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Boulder is home to 104,000 people and is at an elevation of 5,280 feet. It's a lively, college town, home to a range of national laboratories and the University of Colorado. To learn more visit or