Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

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 Deadline: 

February 1, 2020
   

Start Date: 

May 17, 2020
   

Duration: 

10 weeks, May 17 - August 1, 2020
   

Location: 

Boulder, Colorado and Puerto Rico
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program is built around research, mentoring and community. SOARS participants, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research, as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding. Over 90% of SOARS protégés have gone onto graduate school, and many have entered the workforce with a MS or gone on for their PhD. SOARS invites students from many disciplines--including meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social sciences--to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth’s Atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically under-represented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.
   

Benefits: 

Competitive wage, housing, round-trip transportation

   

Major(s): 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Aerospace Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

   

GPA: 

3.0

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: Member of a group that is historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Unofficial Transcripts; if accepted, official transcripts
 

Contact: 

Ms. Program Representative
SOARS c/o University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
PO Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone: 303-497-8622    
Email: lallen@ucar.edu

 

Program Website: 

https://www.soars.ucar.edu/
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