Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate

Research Fellowships for
Community College Instructors

Forecasting the future Kaashidhoo Climate Observatory Meteorological Instruments

The Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (C4), located at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, announces 1999 Research Fellowships for visiting community college instructors.


Introduction to the Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate

C4 strives to reach several objectives from the National Science Foundation, including advancing scientific research, promoting education from K-12 to postgraduate levels, and facilitating technology transfer. The Center's current research focuses on the roles of aerosols and clouds, and on their combined interactions with global climate change. C4 scientists develop theoretical, observational, and modeling bases required to understand and predict changes in climate due to natural and anthropogenic activities. In addition, C4 collaborates with interested national and international universities, mission agencies and national laboratories. Through educational outreach efforts, the Center also helps to promote a new generation of students capable of addressing fundamental issues in the area of global change. This summer fellowship program, for example, will enable community college instructors to bring C4 research ideas directly to undergraduates.

Prof. V. Ramanathan is Director of C4;
Prof. Paul Crutzen (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1995), Director of the Max-Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, coordinates European collaborative activities with the Center. For further information, please visit the C4 homepage.


Visiting Scholars Program Details

C4 welcomes applications from community college instructors in physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer sciences and mathematics. In consultation with C4 scientists, the fellows will develop and conduct specific research programs in an area of interest relating to atmospheric chemistry, physics or computer modeling. As part of their work, they may operate scientific instruments, analyze data or develop climate computer models. Most of each fellowship will be devoted to research. However, C4 expects each fellow to spend some time applying new insights towards the enhancement of science education at their home institutions. Previous research experience is desirable, but not required.

Duration of the visit to C4 is six weeks . Each fellow will submit a final report describing their research and detailing how their insights will be integrated into community college curriculum materials.

Application Materials
  1. A cover letter indicating any specific areas of interest for this program.
  2. A resume indicating teaching and research experience.
  3. Maximum of three recommendation letters. (One letter should be from the instructional dean or department chair.)
Inside Kaashidhoo Climate Observatory

Each position is provided a stipend of $2,000 and is open until filled. Please send materials to Hung Nguyen, C4/SIO/UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0239, La Jolla, CA 92093-0239. For further information, please contact Julie des Rosiers, (858) 534-8291,

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Center for Clouds Chemistry and Climate
A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center
Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0239, La Jolla, CA 92093-0239
Tel: +1 (858) 534-8815, Fax: +1 (858) 534-4922

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