Friends of the National Center helps to enhance interest in and understanding of the atmospheric and related sciences for all. Through special projects funded by Friends of the National Center we strive to reach diverse audiences and support the breadth of UCAR, NCAR, and UCP research-from predicting weather to modeling climate and understanding the impacts of global, regional and local changes on society and the environment.
The purpose of Friends of the National Center is to:
• Encourage young people to pursue careers in science and technology
• Promote broader awareness and understanding of science
• Support the professional development of our early-career scientists and students
• Foster innovation in climate analytics and Earth System science research
• Provide opportunities for historically marginalized communities to engage in NCAR science and UCAR outreach efforts