Rebecca Haacker

SOARS Program

NCAR/UCAR

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Essays (2)

The SOARS Program - Engaging Minority Students through Geoscience Research Experiences part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric and Related Sciences (SOARS) combines a summer internship with year-round mentoring, conference travel, and publishing support. During their ten week internship at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), SOARS protégés get to choose a research topic and will explore it with the help of their scientific mentors. They also attend a weekly scientific communication workshop, seminars about graduate school and career choices, and complete end-of-summer poster and oral presentations. Topics of research span the broad field of climate and weather, including computing and engineering in support of the atmospheric sciences.

The apprenticeship model in the atmospheric sciences part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Rebecca Haacker-Santos, , University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric and Research Sciences (SOARS) is positioned to complement our partnering academic ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Developing a Resource Network for REU Leaders in the Geosciences part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) are found to successfully engage students in science, help students develop communication skills, and build a student's confidence. However, REU PIs work ...

Engaging students from diverse backgrounds through summer research experiences in the atmospheric sciences part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The geosciences have had a chronic problem of underrepresentation of students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Students from diverse backgrounds often face isolation in their ...

Other Contributions (3)

NCAR/UCAR part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
NCAR/UCAR is interested in being a program partner and would represent the atmospheric sciences in this effort. NCAR E&O can lend its expertise in faculty support, graduate student and postdoc support and general diversity work. Rising Voices program facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. SOARS' expertise is in student pathways and mentoring, as well as support of early-career faculty from diverse backgrounds through the Sparks for Change program.

Supporting Minority Students at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
The SOARS Program is an internship and mentoring program hosted at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, with a mission to increase the number of students from historically under-represented groups who enroll and succeed in graduate programs in the atmospheric and related sciences. Since 1996, up to 24 students from diverse backgrounds participate in SOARS annually and join the large SOARS alumni network as they move into graduate school and STEM careers.

SOARS Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Rebecca Haacker-Santos, SOARS Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Information is also available on the program website . Students in this ...