Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences in Norman, Oklahoma


The 2019 application period has now closed. See the application page for more information and updates on the selection process.


Students who participate in our 10-week research program during the summer conduct a research project with help from one or more mentors from all of the University of Oklahoma's Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, as well as related organizations in and around 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, geography, environmental sustainability, 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.

We provide:

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the National Weather Center is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms.

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).