Increasing Diversity in Global Climate Change, Space Weather and Space Technology Research and Education

Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Poster Hall (Moscone South)
Leon P Johnson1, Shermane A. Austin2, Armando McNeil Howard2,3, Christopher Boxe4,5, Michael Jiang2,6, Taran Tulsee2, Ying Wei Chow2, Rosa Zavala-Gutierrez2, Rita Barley2, Bulat Filin2 and Kevin Brathwaite2,7, (1)Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (2)Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Physics and Computer Science, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (4)Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, Environmental Science & Chemistry, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (5)CUNY Graduate Center, Chemistry Division, Earth and Environmental Science Division,, Manhattan, NY, United States, (6)Medgar Evers College Prep School, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (7)Manhattan Transit High School, New York, NY, United States
This presentation describes projects at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York that contribute to the preparation of a diverse workforce in the areas of ocean modeling, planetary atmospheres, space weather and space technology. Specific projects incorporating both undergraduate and high school students include Assessing Parameterizations of Energy Input to Internal Ocean Mixing, Reaction Rate Uncertainty on Mars Atmospheric Ozone, Remote Sensing of Solar Active Regions and Intelligent Software for Nano-satellites. These projects are accompanied by a newly developed Computational Earth and Space Science course to provide additional background on methodologies and tools for scientific data analysis. This program is supported by NSF award AGS-1359293 REU Site: CUNY/GISS Center for Global Climate Research and the NASA New York State Space Grant Consortium.