8.6 Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education (CAARE)

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 11:45 AM
Room 353 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Sen Chiao, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

The Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education (CAARE) at San Josť State University (SJSU) is to promote STEM literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability to support NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The Center will support an ethnically and geographically diverse team of researchers, educators and students from SJSU, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), Universities Space Research Association (USRA), University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), and will conduct research and education collaboration with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and Ames Research Center (ARC).

Research and education activities in applied atmospheric sciences associated with urban heat island, air quality, wildfire, and public health using remotely-sensed data and geospatial technologies will attract a diverse and academically strong group of students from the large pool of well-qualified underrepresented minority STEM undergraduate and graduate students. Focused recruitment efforts will maximize minority student involvement with CAARE and associated internship opportunities at NASA centers. The immersion of CAARE students at NASA centers will provide a greater understanding of the project research areas, develop inquiry-based research skills and expand their knowledge of NASA's overall missions, goals, and work environment.

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