Educational Programs

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Columbia University Graduate Study
Study toward an advanced degree in the atmospheric sciences may be conducted at NASA GISS through enrollment in departments at Columbia University.
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Postdoctoral Research Programs
Advanced programs through which scientists and educators may participate in GISS research, including NASA and Columbia University postdoctoral appointments, are announced in the GISS employment opportunities pages.
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Climate Change Research Initiative
CCRI is a year-round STEM engagement program allowing educators and students to work directly with NASA GISS scientists, with a summer program for high school and undergraduate interns.
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Past Programs

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New York City Research Initiative
An internship program in which teams of high school and college students worked with NASA-affiliated university researchers in the NYC area and with NASA GISS scientists.
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GISS Institute on Climate and Planets
A collaborative program between GISS, Columbia University, and the City University of New York. ICP concluded in 2004 but its archived website remains available to provide teaching modules and other material of value to educators and students.
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Resource Materials

EdGCM
The Education GCM project at the Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) couples GISS Model II with a user-friendly interface that runs on Mac OS X and Windows PCs. EdGCM allows students to experience the scientific process, from designing experiments to setting up and running climate simulations, processing output, displaying results, and creating scientific reports.
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ICP Educational Materials
Curriculum modules and learning tools for use in classroom learning about climate and environmental research.
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Workshops

Climate Change in the Classroom
CCIC connects secondary teachers with NASA/GISS and Columbia University scientists to explore climate change topics, learn about the underlying science, and build a repertoire of strategies and content for teaching students about climate change.
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