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Applications for the fifth year of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2006.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in NOAA-related fields, such as meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, and remote sensing technology. The program’s goal is to encourage students and faculty at minority serving institutions to pursue applied research and education in atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences and remote sensing programs.

“The students will work with NOAA scientists at NOAA facilities as they conduct important research in a variety of fields, such as oceanography and meteorology. We hope that their experience will encourage them to consider a career with NOAA,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

Fifteen students will be selected for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program, which is a 10-week paid summer internship. Applicants must attend a MSI and major in a NOAA-related field.

The Graduate Sciences Program applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a minimum 3.0 average and be a U.S. citizen. Successful applicants are hired into entry-level positions at NOAA and trained in a predetermined course of study. NOAA will provide funding for the student’s academic study; this includes books, tuition, housing allowance and research support.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources.

Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners and nearly 60 countries to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes.

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