CSL believes strongly in the need to foster the next generation of atmospheric scientists and to make CSL science accessible to numerous stakeholders and user groups. CSL scientists host interns, advise graduate students and post doctorate fellows, and participate in K-12 and college educational events. In addition to engaging in educational efforts, CSL scientist also participate in outreach efforts, promoting and translating research through a variety of communication products that are customized to an array of audiences – our stakeholders and the public. CSL delivers cohesive messages on its scientific research in ways that are meaningful and actionable through peer-reviewed publications, fact sheets and reports, assessments, videos, posters, StoryMaps, and presentations. Through its education and outreach efforts, CSL aims to cultivate a science informed society.
CSL's missions is to advance scientific understanding of the chemical and physical processes that affect Earth's atmospheric composition. CSL uses state-of-the-art instruments and models, world-class laboratory studies, and unparalleled field campaigns to perform research on key societal issues including air quality, climate, and the stratosphere. The atmosphere is one of the integrators of the Earth system and knows no boundaries. Therefore, the three research themes of CSL overlap with each other indicating that one theme cannot be researched without understanding the other themes. This integrated approach to atmospheric chemistry and composition research at CSL fosters a vibrant, robust, and collaborative atmospheric research environment across its eight research programs.
NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS): How a College Student Turned Pandemic Restrictions into an Opportunity to Conduct Research Using NASA Supercomputers – Carleton College physics major Henry Bowman studied ozone for an international research project, that he began as a summer research intern at CSL. 29 June 2022
Colorado Public Radio (CPR): Why Your Deodorant Puts The Stuff That Comes Out Of Your Tailpipe To Shame – Research scientist Matt Coggon tells Colorado Matters about his work measuring these emissions from our bodies. 22 May 2018
Research scientist Matt Coggon authors The Conversation: Your shampoo, hair spray and skin lotion may be polluting the air 11 May 2018
Climate scientist Amy Butler is a guest author at NOAA Climate.gov: February and March madness: How winds miles above the Arctic may have brought wintry weather to mid-latitudes 27 April 2018
NOAA Climate.gov: Understanding the Arctic polar vortex 5 March 2021
The NOAA Ernst F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship program provides multiyear scholarships and internship opportunities for undergraduates across the U.S.
The NOAA Experiential Research & Training Opportunities (NERTO) program provides opportunities for graduate students at other research institutions to complete a 12 week to 1 year long research project in CSL.
NOAA scientists may serve as mentors in the NCAR/UCAR Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program, which provides internship opportunities in Atmospheric Sciences in one of several research institutions in Boulder, Colorado.
The Research Experience for Community College Students (RECCS) is a paid summer research internship program open to all Colorado community college students, to give them an authentic research experience at CU Boulder, or the NOAA Laboratories through CIRES, to explore environmental or geosciences.
The Lapenta NOAA Student Internship Program is a fulltime summer internship open to 2nd/3rd year undergraduate and graduate students, to work in areas providing robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields, for application to fellowships or for the NOAA-mission workforce.
The National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs provide funding for research projects at U.S. federal laboratories. There are four application cycles per year.
The NSF Special Programs for Postdoctoral Fellows provide funding for postdoctoral research or identify programs that focus on educational developments for postdoc students such as curricula development, training or retention.
The CIRES Visiting Fellows Program offers two year fellowships on the CU campus or the NOAA Laboratories, including CSL. Applications are typically due in January.