In May 2015, the Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education (CAARE) was awarded a cooperative agreement with the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). CAARE is a cooperative partnership between four institutions: San Jose State University (SJSU) - the lead institution, University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC). The four partners processes underrepresented minorities (URMs) in atmospheric-related disciplines, including meteorology, climate, physics, hydrology, public health, and engineering, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

This cooperative agreement and the related activities under the CAARE and other cooperative programs at San Jose State University, are aimed to establish the capacity to make sustainable research contributions that are valuable to NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) long-term goals and Strategic Plan, as well as to provide a diverse well-qualified workforce to achieve those goals. CAARE is dedicated to:  (1) establish a multi-disciplinary research and education group in the areas of applied atmospheric sciences; and (2) producing a diverse group of highly-trained professionals for NASA and the broader atmospheric and environmental sciences workforce. 

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