Please pass this summer research internship announcement along to any undergraduate students you may know who are:
— interested in a career in research
— but have not yet had an opportunity to explore research careers
Per NSF’s guidance, the majority of our participants will be from schools where research opportunities are limited, and we hold as a major goal to do our part to broaden participation in meteorology and related sciences. Thank you in advance!
The National Weather Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program is being recommended for continued funding! We have an exciting program that pairs undergraduate students with research mentors to conduct a project in the wide-ranging meteorology, climate, radar engineering, and interdisciplinary topics being researched here. Students are paid a stipend, have free housing, a travel allowance to/from Norman, OK, and travel allowance to present their work at the national conference that best suits them.* In addition to research, I help the students learn more about the many careers in and around meteorology to help them explore and find career options that might suit them well. We hold several workshops and have one-on-one mentoring to help students build skills needed to succeed.
Students interested in the program are required to submit an application, two reference letters, and their official college transcript(s). To be eligible for the program students must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college degree program and be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US.
For our new grant we have as partners the Radar Innovations Laboratory (do you know engineering students interested in weather radar?) and the South Central Climate Science Center, which opens new research lines in addition to our traditional severe weather, weather modeling, lightning, statistics, and other projects with mentors from the NOAA and University of Oklahoma organizations housed in the National Weather Center building.
All applications and related materials for the 2016 REU are due by February 12, 2016 for full consideration, though given our late recruitment I will make an exception and accept materials through Wednesday, February 17.
For more information: Please visit our web site: dzaras or (405) 325-1898.
Daphne S. LaDue, Ph.D.
CAPS, Suite 2500
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, Oklahoma 73072
*Examples include, but are not limited to, the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Annual Meeting, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s (AISES) regional or national conferences, and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
Mark Kramer, Chair
New York City/Long Island AMS Chapter