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December 1999
January 2000


The 1970s

Some 350 graduates of the Advanced Study Program are now scattered across the globe. ASP was launched in the 1960s to support postdocs and graduate students through on-site fellowships at NCAR. In 1973, ASP set up its Atlanta Fellowship program, bringing six college seniors from five predominately black colleges in Atlanta to NCAR, where they worked alongside scientists and took courses in FORTRAN and introductory atmospheric science. Above, Atlanta fellow Judith Stokes examines data on pressure waves with Rol Madden (CGD). At the end of the 1970s, NCAR's Personnel department (now Human Resources) developed and coordinated the Summer Employment Program for undergraduates, which by its second year had 136 applicants for seven positions.
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