S108 Request NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities for Educational Deployments and Outreach

Sunday, 6 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Alison Rockwell, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. Baeuerle

Handout (6.1 MB)

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) reserves funding for use by educators wishing to gain access to its Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities for classroom instruction and hands-on learning experience. Platforms and instruments can be made available to graduate, undergraduate and K-12 education, including the deployment of a facility to a university for a limited period of time. As such, educational deployments offer unprecedented opportunities for project-based learning, real-time research, and teamwork in the field of observational meteorology at no cost to the educational institution.

Facilities can be requested twice per year by submitting a short request form and proposal that describes the planned activities (http://www.eol.ucar.edu/deployment/educational-deployments). Submission target dates are 1 March and 1 September, to allow about six months' time ahead of a proposed educational deployment. Educators and students from US universities and colleges are eligible for funding as long as requests do not exceed $25,000. A final report summarizing student activities and outreach efforts is required at the end of the project.

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