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A world of experiences awaits

Each student ranks their top choices among projects with one or more mentors who are active scientists in the various OU, NOAA, and private sector components of the National Weather Center. Our mentors are dedicated to the program and to helping students see themselves as potential research scientists. Students are encouraged to share their experiences with each other in order to learn from each other's experiences. The program provides a great deal of support, including workshops on UNIX, statistics, scientific writing, and scientific communication.

Students participating in the program will receive:

  • stipend
  • subsistence
  • housing or housing allowance
  • travel allowance
  • professional conference travel allowance
  • daily transportation to/from research facilities and official activities *

We attempt to provide students with exposure to many career opportunities within meteorology through field trips and lectures. Our hope is that students will have the opportunity to see the wide variety of careers available to them. Many of these can be considered to be within the broad scope of research, but others involve forecasting and the private sector. Although it is a goal of the program to attract some students to a career in research, ultimately each student must find the best career for them and we will do our best to help with that discovery process.

*We suggest students consider bringing a car to Norman if possible. Public transportation is limited, particularly in evenings and on weekends.

 

Last Updated: December 15, 2011


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