Engineering the Next Generation of STEM Professionals


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CREST is led by The City University of New York and brings together Hampton University, VA; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD; University of Texas at El Paso, TX.


This is led by the City College of the City University of New York and partnered Hampton University, VA; San Diego State University, CA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD; University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez; and University of Texas at El Paso.


The CREST Affiliates includes other Cooperative Institutes and Centers such as CIMSS,CIRA, CIRES and Columbia Earth Institute


These are other research institutes and CI's we partner with on projects and research such as CICS-MD


Non-Government agencies that collaborate with us on research, training and development such as SSAI, STC, ERT, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, IMSG, AER and Noblis


This includes NOAA line offices and regional offices such as National Weather Services, NESDIS, NESDIS-STAR, OSPO


One of the goals of the NOAA-CREST Center is to educate and train a diverse cadre of students and early career scientists and engineers to become highly competent professionals in NOAA related STEM sciences.

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Summer Bridge Program

America COMPETES Act directed NOAA to create a 20-year NOAA Education Strategic Plan which included developing a diverse workforce for the United States.

Workforce Development

CREST provides several opportunities to enhance their preparation for the workforce after graduation. CREST uses Workforce development strategies such as training programs, internships and summer bridge programs.


CREST research is focused on four broadly based and interconnected Themes - Climate; Weather and Atmosphere; Water Resources and Land Processes; and Ocean and Coastal Waters.

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Theme I

Coastal Resilience

Theme II

Atmospheric Hazards

Theme III

Water Prediction and Ecosystem Services

Social Science

Assessment and Human Impact


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CREST outreaches more than 500 students each year through various events such as conferences, and summer programs.


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA-CREST) conducts research, educates, and trains a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers, in NOAA-related science missions. The goal is to help create a diverse STEM workforce for NOAA and its contractors, Academia, Industries and the Private Sector.

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