About

BCCSO consists of a multidisciplinary group of Howard faculty in partnership with NASA/GSFC Earth Sciences Division, other academic institutions and government. 

Middle school students launch weather balloonBCCSO offers educational opportunities to qualified students by offering Graduate Fellowships, Undergraduate Scholarships, Summer Internships, Research Stipends and NASA Team Work.

BCCSO engages students in hands-on or experiential learning, research, and mentorship in areas related to NASA science. 

 BCCSO is leading a transformation in atmospheric research and education by inspiring traditionally underrepresented groups.

The mission of the Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation (BCCSO) is:

  • Create Leaders in Underrepresented Groups 
  • Educate the Next Generation of Scientists 
  • Establish a World Class Atmospheric Research Facility