What is it like to work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research? Students can go behind-the-scenes, live with NCAR experts to ask questions and learn about their work
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Supercomputers allow scientists to process an extraordinary amount of scientific data and conduct an incredible number of calculations to predict hurricanes, wildfire paths, solar storms, climate change impacts, and when it might start raining in your town. But where do we keep all of that important data once we have it? Whose job is it to take care of it all? Join NCAR systems engineers Jenett Tillotson and Joey Mendoza behind the scenes at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center for an inside look at a supercomputer and the super storage it takes to keep scientists exploring.
LENGTH: 30-45 minutes
GRADES: Designed for Middle & High School, but all welcome
CONNECTION: We will connect using Zoom. All you need is a computer or smart device connected to the internet.
SUBMITTING QUESTIONS: Questions will be submitted live during the program via chat or webcam. If you have students who can't make the program live, you can also submit them in advance using this form: https://bit.ly/NCARQuestions
RECORDING: A recording of the program will be made available online following the program.