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2018 SOARS Program Calendar

Updated on July 25th, 2018
Please check back often for updates!

MAY

Protégés Arrive!

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20th (Sunday)

Check in and welcoming activities! Meet each other, SOARS staff, and interns from the RESESS and SiPARCS programs.

5:00 PM Village Community Commons (next to Bear Creek)

SOARS Program Orientation

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21st (Monday)

Learn all about your summer in SOARS.

8:30 AM Bus Departs from Bear Creek Apartments
4:30 PM Bus Departs to Bear Creek Apartments
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Mentor Protege Lunch

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21st (Monday)

Protégés and mentors meet over lunch.

12:30-1:45 PM, CG Auditorium. Lunch Provided

Leadership Training

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22nd (Tuesday)

Join interns from RESESS to build leadership skills.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Chautauqua Park
Buses Depart Bear Creek at 8:30 AM
Lunch Provided

Boulder Lab Tour & Urban Adventure

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23rd (Wednesday)

Visit UNAVCO and NCAR labs followed by an Urban Adventure in Boulder.

8:00 AM Bus Departs Bear Creek
3:30 PM Return to Bear Creek
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks Provided

First Day of Work!

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24th (Thursday)

Protégés will spend their first day at work in labs with their mentors.

All Day
NCAR and Partnering Labs

Scientific Writing and Communications Workshop (SCW)

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25th (Friday)

Introduction to Friday workshops and professional portrait will be taken.

9:00 AM-11:30 AM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Individual Development Plan Workshop

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25th (Friday)

In this workshop, Bec Batchelor will guide students towards developing their own summer goals and plan of action during their time at SOARS.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Memorial Day

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28th (Monday)

UCAR and partnering labs are closed.

June

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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1st (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 2:00 - 4:00 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Computing & Data Workshops

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1st (Friday)

These workshops are offered to new and returning protégés and include elements of the Python programming language, and skills and tools to manage scientific programming and data.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
FL2 1003

Discussion with Dr. Talea Mayo from the University of Central Florida

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1st (Friday)

Dr. Talea Mayo will discuss her research and career path.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
FL1 2198 -EOL Atrium

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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8th (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Computing & Data Workshops

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8th (Friday)

These workshops are offered to new and returning protégés and include elements of the Python programming language, and skills and tools to manage scientific programming and data.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
FL2 1003

SOARS Mentor Brown Bag (Optional)

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12th (Tuesday)

Mentors, join us for a brown bag lunch to talk with others about how the summer is going.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ML 215 - Dir-Conf-Rm

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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15th (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 2:00 - 4:00 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Computing & Data Workshops

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15th (Friday)

These workshops are offered to new and returning protégés and include elements of the Python programming language, and skills and tools to manage scientific programming and data.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
FL2 1003

Career Panel: Science, Policy and Society

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15th (Friday)

Panelists Scott Rayder (UCAR), Arianna Varuolo-Clarke (Stonybrook) and Jamila Rockette (UCAR) will discuss their careers in science and policy, global impacts of science research, and careers in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences beyond academia.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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22nd (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Visit to Colorado State University

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22nd (Friday)

Tour CSU’s atmospheric science department, meet faculty and graduate students and participate in a graduate school panel.

Details to come

Practice Talks

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29th (Friday)

A chance to develop and practice giving a talk to mentors and other protégés.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FL2 Small Auditorium

Summer Meet and Greet

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29th (Friday)

Enjoy this opportunity to meet the SOARS steering committee, who every year take on the difficult task of selecting the next cohort of SOARS proteges, and celebrate your practice talk success.

2:00 - 3:00 PM
FL Patio

July

Fourth of July Holiday

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4th (Wednesday)

UCAR and Partnering labs are closed.

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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6th (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Financial Workshop with Elevations Credit Union

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6th (Friday)

In this workshop, students will be guided in understanding financial planning and credit scores.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium
Lunch Provided

SOARS Mentor Brown Bag (Optional)

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10th (Tuesday)

Mentors, join us for a brown bag lunch to talk with others about how the summer is going.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
FL2 1003

HERS Presentations and Trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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13th (Friday)

Listen to presentations by students visiting with the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) summer research internship. Then spend time with curators and research scientists at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to discover career opportunities at museums.

Details to come

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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20th (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Crafting Your Application Packet

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20th (Friday)

In this workshop, ASP Director Rebecca Haacker will discuss what makes a good application packet - for scholarships, graduate school, postdocs and beyond.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Scientific Communication Workshop (SCW)

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27th (Friday)

These weekly workshops guide protégés towards the research poster, presentation, and writing a scientific paper.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FL1 2198 - EOL Atrium

Final Week

SOARS Colloquium Talks

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30th of July (Monday)

SOARS protégés present their summer research. Talks are live-streamed so family and friends can view your presentation. See the Colloquium schedule here!

9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
FL2 Small Auditorium

Joint Internship Research Poster Session & Reception

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2nd of August (Thursday)

Join interns from across Boulder to present your poster and celebrate a successful summer. Families are welcome!

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Students set up posters;
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Poster Judging;
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Public Viewing
UCAR Center Green Auditorium

Summer Program Review & Luncheon

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3rd of August (Friday)

Evaluate your summer experience in SOARS.

Protégés Depart from Boulder

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4th of August (Saturday)

Thanks for a great summer!

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