Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI)

Overview Task Force Highlights News

Meet the Women of AR Recon

Atmospheric River Reconnaissance just wrapped up a productive season of AR observation field missions and research for water year 2022. Read about some of the fabulous CW3E women behind this effort in a series of interviews conducted in 2021 to honor Women’s History Month.


The Earthlab Community Station is a partnership between the UCSD Center of Global Justice and the nonprofit organization Groundwork San Diego. This effort provides hand-on science experience to 3rd-12th grade low-income students of color from Southeastern San Diego. Through the UCSD-Earthlab Community Station, CW3E proudly supports the mission of providing science education to youth from underserved communities. Read about our recent activities:

Education Collaboration with the Yuba Water Agency

CW3E is proud to work alongside the Yuba Water Agency (YWA) to provide educational opportunities for children and teachers. Among these efforts is the YWA’s Teacher Training Institute, which provides a science curriculum focused on the Yuma River Watershed for use in local classrooms.

Read more about CW3E’s Yuba youth outreach in our news highlights:

Outreach to MSIs

UC San Diego is currently classified as an “emerging Hispanic Serving Institution” and an “Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution”. In alignment with our commitment to enhance diversity and inclusion in our field, we are continually seeking to establish and strengthen our connections and collaborations with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs); please refer to the list developed by the EDI Task Force. List of MSIs with geoscience/atmospheric science programs(CW3E Login Only)

CW3E Summer Internship Program

The CW3E summer internship program provides research opportunities for undergraduate students on topics focused on U.S. West Coast weather phenomena. Interns will complete a research project with guidance from a mentor, and will gain experience in data analysis, visualization, and research presentation. Salary, housing, and transportation are provided by CW3E. More information can be found on our Internship page.

CW3E Peer Support program

We have developed a Peer Support program to help new employees in their transition to new roles at the Center. Newly-hired employees are paired with a more senior colleague to receive guidance on a range of topics – research, career development, resources available as a Scripps employee, life in San Diego, overall well-being.

Unlearning Racism in Geosciences

CW3E is a proud supporter and participant of Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE). URGE is a curriculum designed to deepen the Geoscience community’s knowledge of the effects of racism on the participation and retention of People of Color in the discipline, and ultimately work to implement and assess anti-racist policies and resources within Geoscience workplaces. Several members of CW3E are working with URGE towards the goal of increasing diversity and inclusivity on our campus and in our field.