Demographics of Mentors

Potential applicants might like to know: will any of the mentors be like me? Our workplaces have become more diverse over the years, and so has the mentor pool. You can see that this varies year-to-year.

A fun number: we have had at least two alumni of this program as mentors in all but one of the years since 2009!


Demographics of Participants

Demographics of participants follow. Here is our male-female breakdown over the years. The total number of students has varied from 10 to 12 through most of the years, but is 14 for 2018.

Since 2011, we have had greater success with recruiting competitive applications from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences. Our applicant pool, plus the fact that there are many summer internship opportunities, tends to lead us to a percentage at around 1/3 of the resulting group once the selection/acceptance process is complete. In 2015 we saw all our offers accepted, woot! In most years we have a few decline for another program they have already accepted, or when we are not their first choice and that comes through for them.

Another way of looking at the above is to look at total numbers of majority vs. minority participants:



Academic Status or Achievement of Past Participants

Academic Status of 1991-2017 Participants, N=223 (status of 10 are unknown)
  In School, Pursuing Degree
Highest Degree Achieved for Those No Longer in School
B.S. M.S. Ph.D. B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
Number of participants 16 27 14 30 96 39
Expressed as % 29% 48% 25% 18% 58% 23%

Table updated May 2018


Work Status of Past Participants

Work Status of 1991-2017 Participants Who Have Completed School
  Meteorology Related Field Non-Meterology Not Working Unknown
Number of Participants 108 24 19 8 10

Table updated May 2018



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