The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) mission is to train a new generation of environmental scientists in NOAA-related sciences, particularly from under-represented minority groups, and to develop the natural and social science tools for integrated assessments of ecosystem health in support of coastal environmental decision making.
Our vision is to become a center of excellence in training and graduating scientists and managers, particularly from under-represented groups to meet the future workforce of NOAA and other science-mission driven agencies in the 21st century.
The Educational Partnership Program of NOAA’s Office of Education funds the NOAA-ECSC. The Center has made numerous notable accomplishments in postsecondary education, outreach and K-12 education, as well as research and management. Here are a few achievements:
We would like to congratulate our doctoral candidates, Krystal Pree and Jason Caldwell, who have been awarded the 2015-2016 McKnight Dissertation Fellowship! The McKnight Dissertation Fellowship is “designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.” This fellowship provides a series of workshops and conferences to train and prepare Ph.D. Candidates for academic careers.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:00P.M. (EST)
Dr. Mary Fabrizio, Moses Nunnally Distinguished Associate Professor of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science will be giving a webinar
August 31, 2015 at Time: 3:00 PM (EST)
EPP/MSI CSC presents Tatiana Gonzalez - EPP/MSI Success Story
Presenter: Tatiana Gonzalez, NCAS PhD Candidate and Student Trainee Meteorology, NOAA National Weather Service (NWS), Office of Science and Technology Integration, Decision Support Branch.
Expectation: Presentation will inspire students from groups traditionally underrepresented in NOAA mission fields to join CSC institutions and to participate in the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
Adobe Webinar Link:http://connectpro46305642.adobeconnect.com/r31xyn5x7ow/
The ECSC has really changed my life by allowing me to reach further toward my career goals as a marine scientist. The center has given me opportunities that I would not find elsewhere, such as receiving personal training from NOAA scientists in their facilities and collaborating with scientists at the top of their fields. I feel that the center is giving me the tools and knowledge to go forth and soon become an effective leader in the fight to saving our environment.
As an ECSC scholar I have had the amazing opportunity to develop my scientific skill set in collaboration with NOAA scientists. I know that the training and support that I have received as an ECSC student will greatly prepare me for future scientific problems I may encounter. I am thankful that the ECSC has provided me with the oppurtunity and experience needed to be successful in any scientific career.