Students who participate in our 10-week research program during the summer conduct a research project with help from one or more mentors from the National Weather Center partner organizations, as well as related organizations on the University Research Campus.
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, we 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. Our goal is to help participants decide whether a career in research is for them.
This program is directed by Dr. Daphne LaDue.
*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).