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February 19, 2020

NCAR education and outreach specialist to speak at FORTCAST event

Lorena Medina Luna will share her outreach work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and discuss nontraditional Earth science careers at FORTCAST’s What’s Brewing in Weather & Climate talk Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Medina Luna is an education and outreach specialist at NCAR. She organizes the NCAR Explorer Series, which features NCAR scientists in quarterly lectures and highlights field campaigns in short videos. She also has led the scientific communication workshop for the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program.

Prior to her work with NCAR, Medina Luna was a bilingual educator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, leading classes for K-12 school groups in topics ranging from biological to space sciences. Medina Luna received her Ph.D. in geology from the University of Michigan, where she investigated earthquake-generating stresses, following her M.S. in geology from California State University and her B.S. in earth and environmental science from UC Irvine.

Discussion followed by Q-and-A will begin 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, upstairs at Tap & Handle. CSU students, bring your ID for $2 off drafts.

FORTCAST is a local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Contact with questions.