NASA Goddard Association of Postdoctoral and Early Career Scientists

NGAPS+ Activities

Beyond a social group, NGAPS+ strives to help our members and the greater Goddard community by providing resources, programs, and more. Please read below to learn about some of the activities that NGAPS+ is currently supporting and how you can get involved.

Do you have an idea for a new initiative that NGAPS+ could support? Reach out to one of our officers and let us know!

Early Career Scientist Spotlights

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Early Career Scientist Spotlight ("ECSS") articles showcase the early career scientists working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The ECSS articles are intended to highlight the research interests, science motivations, and achievements of the early career scientist community, and are a great way to learn a bit about some of the wonderful and interesting people working at Goddard!

Check out the ECSS articles here!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee

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DEI subcommittee members: Melissa Ugelow, Jenna Cann, Vincent Kofman, Christine Knudson, Bea Gallardo-Lacourt, Mariel Friberg-Aponte, Alex David-Uraz, Luoth Chou, Danielle Simkus, and Erin Dawkins.

The DEI subcommittee serves to foster diversity, inclusion, and equity within the GSFC early career scientist community. The NGAPS+ DEI subcommittee is currently focusing on 1) connecting with broader GSFC DEI efforts, 2) making the early career onboarding process across divisions and affiliations more transparent and equitable, and 3) implementing a detailed reporting map to guide GSFC early career scientists on available resources for anonymous reporting.