Week 0: An Introduction


I was born in California so during the summer, I love to visit my sister and my nieces!

Hello! My name is Jenny Aguilera. I am currently a sophomore at Fairview High School and, starting tomorrow, and thanks to CLACE’s efforts and Video Lab program, I’m going to be interning with NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory at the Foothills Laboratory! During this time, I’ll be working with my fellow intern and schoolmate Nancy on creating CLACE’s Video Lab landing page, as well as video on Latino and other diverse scientists working at NCAR and EOL.

Last year, CLACE received NCAR’s Diversity Grant, this grant provided the wonderful and unique opportunity for me and other 14 students to go to the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco as a member of FHS Video Lab. There, I was able to meet many, wonderful scientists and even got to present a poster alongside them. It also has made it possible for me to intern at NCAR.

I am looking forward to interning at NCAR, because I feel like it will give me another chance to see what being a scientist may really be like. I’ve always wanted to work in a science related career, so I’m really looking forward to starting. However, I am also very nervous as this is going to be my first real job.

Overall, I can’t wait to start the internship! This is such a great opportunity and I feel very lucky that I am one of the two interns working at NCAR. While I don’t really know what is in store for me, I look forward to finding out over the course of the next few weeks and writing about it on this blog! Check back next Saturday to see what my first week was like!

-Jenny Aguilera, NCAR EOL Intern, CLACE FHS Video Lab

April 2013


1GREAT NEWS! Our video Lab student’s videos are now being featured on California Governor Brown’s channel “Climate Changers“.

Visit the following URL below to see the site: http://www.youtube.com/oprclimatechange

The rest of the videos will be added over the next few weeks! See “Youth Perspectives“.

CONGRATS to our Fairview High School Video Lab amazing students, great job, you are all amazing! We are so very proud of your many accomplishments!



March 2013


chrysalysMarch 20, vernal equinox, Spring begins! It reminds us that life, as we, is always evolving. Seeing the first caterpillar reminded me of the Einstein quote, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions” What lays ahead? What is possible? This reflection relates to our organization as we too have gone through meaningful and exciting transformations that we fully embraced and are excited about as we continue to grow.

This internal reflection made me realize that our new Website has been launched just when spring begins, and so this very first blog symbolizes our continued transformation and our solid compromise towards continuing to create a variety of enriching experiences through which emerging interests and relationships can be nurtured,  teamwork and leadership learned, skills tested and perfected, and decision making experienced. These competencies are critical investments in the empowerment of youth, their families and their communities!

Evermore thanks to our funders and partners, schools principals and vice-principals, community advocates, stakeholders, organizations, museums, professors, academia, students, families and each individual committed through CLACE to make all things possible!


March 2013