NOAA personnel interacting with attendees at 2015 American Meteorological Society Annual MeetingNOAA

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Access to federal websites are limited. For most students, January is the begin of a new semester. Many undergraduate students will soon be starting research projects for classes, and graduate students are continuing to work on theses or dissertations. Prior to the shutdown, a friend of mine posted on social media that he was frantically downloading data from a federal website before the shutdown. A few days later, this graduate student at one of the best engineering schools in the United States, posted the notice below about the site being down. Taxpayer dollars have enabled valuable scientific datasets that citizens no longer have access to. Such inaccessibility halts valuable scientific research and delays possible graduation for students targeting Spring semester for completion. For many undergraduate students, it limits the type of research projects they are able to conduct. For example, I use numerous NOAA and NASA websites as a part of my instructional mix. I have already altered a couple of my lessons for my Honors Introductory Weather and Climate class this semester at the University of Georgia.

NOAA shutdown message on one of its websites.NOAA website

Interactions at major conferences. I am writing this from the lens of the meteorological community, but I am certain this is playing out in other sectors. The largest weather-climate focused conference in the United States is held each year by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Thousands of students, scientists, stakeholders, and federal officials gather for information sharing, new science results, and professional development. At the time of writing, the AMS Student Conference and the Annual Meeting are only days from inception in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 700+ federal colleagues from NASA, NOAA, U.S. Forest Service, National Science Foundation (NSF), and other agencies are unable to attend due to travel restrictions. Chris Vagasky, who works for Vaisala, tweeted on December 29th:

There are more than 700 federal employees that may not be able to attend because of the . I encourage my private sector and academia colleagues to volunteer to help fill some of the voids that this could cause:

The absence of federal scientists at conferences has a profound negative impact on students. How? At the Student Conference, federal scientists and officials often interact with students and give them chances to learn about federal opportunities. I have personally observed numerous students gain internships, fellowships, scholarships, and jobs from such interactions. Federal agencies also have recruiting or display booths at the meetings. As a student, I vividly remember my first experiences at conferences like this. I interacted with people like the NOAA Administrator or the Director of the National Weather Service. These were invaluable experiences. Experiences now taken from hundreds of students at the 2019 Annual AMS meeting and other scientific meetings. I should also mention that many K-12 students also attend the AMS WeatherFest. Their access to federal scientists and cool exhibits will likely also be limited.

Funding for students. Most people do not realize that a vast portion of federal grants to professors at universities support graduate students (directly) and the broader student populations (indirectly). If a professor receives a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a significant percentage is received by the university as indirect cost or overhead charge. The funding supports infrastructure, instruction, or facilities that benefits all students. Much of that grant money also directly funds graduate student stipends, travel, and publication costs. While current funded grants already received by universities are being executed, no new awards are being issued or processed by major funding agencies like NASA, NOAA, USDA, NSF, and so on. Additionally, no extension requests or other approvals are being considered. So how does that affect students? Potential new graduate students or undergraduate students are now applying for graduate schools. Many of these students typically would be offered research assistantships from grants that a professor or institution receives. Many decisions on Fall 2019 graduate classes are made this Spring. If new federal grants or extensions on existing projects are not being processed, a professor or Department may not be able to offer financial support to incoming or continuing students. I am in currently in limbo on this right now with a couple of projects.

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Students also work or intern in federal labs. I recently learned from some federal colleagues that many of these students are no longer being supported. In some cases, the students or employees being paid as students have been dismissed. One colleague noted that many of these students (and some at universities) use federal supercomputers for their research. This activity has also been hampered.

Student morale. I cannot imagine how low morale is for my federal colleagues right now. They are used as pawns and work to keep our lives normal (without pay). Their bills continue to roll in, and the stress of uncertainty is heavy. Morale for students is also low. Many students look forward to interacting with scientists from federal agencies at conferences. Many students now question me about whether they should consider federal service because of shutdowns and threats of furlough or lost pay. Of the four things I have shared, this potential loss of the “best and brightest” talent is most concerning. Our competitiveness and ability to be “great” depend on good science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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The sophomoric federal government shutdown uses the American public an impression. Unfortunately, many individuals are tweeting or saying declarations like “there is no effect of the shutdown” or “so what?” This is because lots of federal employees are working without pay so that you do not see anything. They are still assisting land aircrafts, offer weather report, service specific payments, keep track of the oceans for tsunamis, or secure the homeland. Trainees throughout the United States are beginning to feel in the effects of the shutdown today. From my lens as a climatic sciences teacher at a significant university and as a previous president of the American Meteorological Society, here 4 methods (a minimum of) that trainees are being impacted.

NOAA workers communicating with participants at 2015 American Meteorological Society Yearly Fulfilling NOAA

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Access to federal sites are restricted For many trainees, January is the start of a brand-new term. Numerous undergraduate trainees will quickly be beginning research study tasks for classes, and college students are continuing to deal with theses or argumentations. Prior to the shutdown, a pal of mine published on social networks that he was desperately downloading information from a federal site prior to the shutdown. A couple of days later on, this college student at one of the very best engineering schools in the United States, published the notification listed below about the website being down. Taxpayer dollars have actually allowed important clinical datasets that people no longer have access to. Such inaccessibility stops important clinical research study and hold-ups possible graduation for trainees targeting Spring term for conclusion. For lots of undergraduate trainees, it restricts the kind of research study tasks they have the ability to carry out. For instance, I utilize many NOAA and NASA sites as a part of my training mix. I have actually currently changed a number of my lessons for my Formality Introductory Weather condition and Environment class this term at the University of Georgia.

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(****************** )Interactions at significant conferences.(******************* )I am composing this from the lens of the meteorological neighborhood, however I am specific this is playing out in other sectors. The biggest weather-climate concentrated conference in the United States is held each year by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Countless trainees, researchers, stakeholders, and federal authorities collect for info sharing, brand-new science outcomes, and expert advancement. At the time of composing, the AMS Trainee Conference and the Yearly Fulfilling are only days from beginning in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 700+ federal coworkers from NASA, NOAA, U.S. Forest Service, National Science Structure (NSF), and other firms are not able to participate in due to take a trip constraints. Chris Vagasky, who works for Vaisala, tweeted on December 29 th:

There are more than 700 federal staff members that might not have the ability to participate in due to the fact that of the I motivate my economic sector and academic community coworkers to offer to assist fill a few of deep spaces that this might trigger:

The lack of federal researchers at conferences has an extensive unfavorable effect on trainees. How? At the Trainee Conference, federal researchers and authorities frequently engage with trainees and provide opportunities to discover federal chances. I have actually personally observed many trainees get internships, fellowships, scholarships, and tasks from such interactions. Federal firms likewise have recruiting or display screen cubicles at the conferences. As a trainee, I strongly remember my very first experiences at conferences like this. I engaged with individuals like the NOAA Administrator or the Director of the National Weather Condition Service. These were indispensable experiences. Experiences now drawn from numerous trainees at the 2019 Yearly AMS conference and other clinical conferences. I must likewise point out that lots of K-12 trainees likewise participate in the AMS WeatherFest. Their access to federal researchers and cool displays will likely likewise be restricted.

Financing for trainees. Many people do not recognize that a huge part of federal grants to teachers at universities support college students (straight) and the wider trainee populations (indirectly). If a teacher gets a $1 million grant from the National Science Structure (NSF), a considerable portion is gotten by the university as indirect expense or overhead charge. The financing supports facilities, direction, or centers that benefits all trainees. Much of that grant cash likewise straight funds college student stipends, travel, and publication expenses. While present financed grants currently gotten by universities are being carried out, no brand-new awards are being provided or processed by significant financing firms like NASA, NOAA, USDA, NSF, and so on. In addition, no extension demands or other approvals are being thought about. So how does that impact trainees? Possible brand-new college student or undergraduate trainees are now obtaining graduate schools. Much of these trainees usually would be provided research study assistantships from grants that a teacher or organization gets. Numerous choices on Fall 2019 graduate classes are made this Spring. If brand-new federal grants or extensions on existing tasks are not being processed, a teacher or Department might not have the ability to provide financial backing to inbound or continuing trainees. I remain in presently in limbo on this today with a number of tasks.

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Trainees likewise work or intern in federal laboratories. I just recently gained from some federal coworkers that a number of these trainees are no longer being supported. In many cases, the trainees or staff members being paid as trainees have actually been dismissed. One associate kept in mind that a number of these trainees (and some at universities) utilize federal supercomputers for their research study. This activity has actually likewise been obstructed.

Trainee spirits. I can not think of how low spirits is for my federal coworkers today. They are utilized as pawns and work to keep our lives typical (without pay). Their costs continue to roll in, and the tension of unpredictability is heavy. Spirits for trainees is likewise low. Numerous trainees eagerly anticipate communicating with researchers from federal firms at conferences. Numerous trainees now question me about whether they must think about federal service due to the fact that of shutdowns and dangers of furlough or lost pay. Of the 4 things I have actually shared, this prospective loss of the “finest and brightest” skill is most worrying. Our competitiveness and capability to be “excellent” depend upon great science, innovation, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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The sophomoric federal government shutdown uses the American public an impression. Unfortunately, many individuals are tweeting or saying declarations like “there is no effect of the shutdown” or “so what?” This is because lots of federal employees are working without pay so that you do not see anything. They are still assisting land aircrafts, offer weather report, service specific payments, keep track of the oceans for tsunamis, or secure the homeland. Trainees throughout the United States are beginning to feel in the effects of the shutdown today. From my lens as a climatic sciences teacher at a significant university and as a previous president of the American Meteorological Society, here 4 methods (a minimum of) that trainees are being impacted.

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Access to federal sites are restricted For many trainees, January is the start of a brand-new term. Numerous undergraduate trainees will quickly be beginning research study tasks for classes, and college students are continuing to deal with theses or argumentations. Prior to the shutdown, a pal of mine published on social networks that he was desperately downloading information from a federal site prior to the shutdown. A couple of days later on, this college student at one of the very best engineering schools in the United States, published the notification listed below about the website being down. Taxpayer dollars have actually allowed important clinical datasets that people no longer have access to. Such inaccessibility stops important clinical research study and hold-ups possible graduation for trainees targeting Spring term for conclusion. For lots of undergraduate trainees, it restricts the kind of research study tasks they have the ability to carry out. For instance, I utilize many NOAA and NASA sites as a part of my training mix. I have actually currently changed a number of my lessons for my Formality Introductory Weather condition and Environment class this term at the University of Georgia.

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NOAA shutdown message on among its sites. NOAA site

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Interactions at significant conferences. I am composing this from the lens of the meteorological neighborhood, however I am specific this is playing out in other sectors. The biggest weather-climate concentrated conference in the United States is held each year by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Countless trainees, researchers, stakeholders, and federal authorities collect for info sharing, brand-new science outcomes, and expert advancement. At the time of composing, the AMS Trainee Conference and the Yearly Fulfilling are only days from beginning in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 700 + federal coworkers from NASA, NOAA, U.S. Forest Service, National Science Structure (NSF), and other firms are not able to participate in due to take a trip constraints. Chris Vagasky, who works for Vaisala, tweeted on December 29 th:

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There are more than 700 federal staff members that might not have the ability to participate in due to the fact that of the I motivate my economic sector and academic community coworkers to offer to assist fill a few of deep spaces that this might trigger:

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The lack of federal researchers at conferences has an extensive unfavorable effect on trainees. How? At the Trainee Conference, federal researchers and authorities frequently engage with trainees and provide opportunities to discover federal chances. I have actually personally observed many trainees get internships, fellowships, scholarships, and tasks from such interactions. Federal firms likewise have recruiting or display screen cubicles at the conferences. As a trainee, I strongly remember my very first experiences at conferences like this. I engaged with individuals like the NOAA Administrator or the Director of the National Weather Condition Service. These were indispensable experiences. Experiences now drawn from numerous trainees at the 2019 Yearly AMS conference and other clinical conferences. I must likewise point out that lots of K – 12 trainees likewise participate in the AMS WeatherFest. Their access to federal researchers and cool displays will likely likewise be restricted.

Financing for trainees. Many people do not recognize that a huge part of federal grants to teachers at universities support college students (straight) and the wider trainee populations (indirectly). If a teacher gets a $ 1 million grant from the National Science Structure (NSF), a considerable portion is gotten by the university as indirect expense or overhead charge. The financing supports facilities, direction, or centers that benefits all trainees. Much of that grant cash likewise straight funds college student stipends, travel, and publication expenses. While present financed grants currently gotten by universities are being carried out, no brand-new awards are being provided or processed by significant financing firms like NASA, NOAA, USDA, NSF, and so on. In addition, no extension demands or other approvals are being thought about. So how does that impact trainees? Possible brand-new college student or undergraduate trainees are now obtaining graduate schools. Much of these trainees usually would be provided research study assistantships from grants that a teacher or organization gets. Numerous choices on Fall 2019 graduate classes are made this Spring. If brand-new federal grants or extensions on existing tasks are not being processed, a teacher or Department might not have the ability to provide financial backing to inbound or continuing trainees. I remain in presently in limbo on this today with a number of tasks.

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Trainees likewise work or intern in federal laboratories. I just recently gained from some federal coworkers that a number of these trainees are no longer being supported. In many cases, the trainees or staff members being paid as trainees have actually been dismissed. One associate kept in mind that a number of these trainees (and some at universities) utilize federal supercomputers for their research study. This activity has actually likewise been obstructed.

Trainee spirits. I can not think of how low spirits is for my federal coworkers today. They are utilized as pawns and work to keep our lives typical (without pay). Their costs continue to roll in, and the tension of unpredictability is heavy. Spirits for trainees is likewise low. Numerous trainees eagerly anticipate communicating with researchers from federal firms at conferences. Numerous trainees now question me about whether they must think about federal service due to the fact that of shutdowns and dangers of furlough or lost pay. Of the 4 things I have actually shared, this prospective loss of the “finest and brightest” skill is most worrying. Our competitiveness and capability to be “excellent” depend upon great science, innovation, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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