NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CESSRST), a Cooperative Science Center (CSC), was established in 2022 and is funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“ NOAA-EPP/MSI Grant # NA22SEC4810016″). The participating institutions are geographically distributed across the nation and enjoy a high enrollment of under-represented minority students.
Know nationally as the public college with the greatest number of Noble Laureates among its baccalaureate graduates. City College prides itself on the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of its student body.
San Diego State University is a public research university in San Diego, California. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university and southernmost in the 23-member California State University system
Hampton University is a private, historically black, research university in Hampton, Virginia. Founded in 1868 as Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School,
The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus or Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez in Spanish, is the second-largest university campus of the University of Puerto Rico system
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a public research university in Baltimore County,
The University of Texas at El Paso is a public research university in El Paso, Texas. It is a member of the University of Texas System.
Building on 20+ years of Success
CESSRST builds on the successes of 20 years (2001-2022) of NOAA-EPP/MSI funding for the Center for Remote Sensing Science and Technologies (NOAA-CESSRST) as a national leader in STEM workforce development and supporting NOAA mission related to Earth Systems observations, monitoring through application of environmental satellites and ground-based remote sensing technologies. The mission of the Center is to educate, train and graduate a new generation of diverse and competent cadre of students, and to create a diverse and skilled workforce in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) mission-aligned STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and social science disciplines through participation in state-of-the-art research. CESSRST supports NOAA’s mission “to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs”
encouraging minorities to enter STEM fields, helping students with classwork and research, as well as with professional development.
Years of Student Development