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NWC REU 2010

May 25 - July 30

 

 

Schedule

Updated July 26, 2010

 

Notes:

  • "Independent Research" means time with mentors / working on individual projects.
  • REU activities are for REU only unless otherwise specified. Many activites are open. Some require RSVP!
  • The nominal day is from 8:30a-5p, but if you are on a roll, STAY AND BE PRODUCTIVE! Moments of clarity are like gold.

 

Week 1: May 24 - May 28

Week 1

May 24 - May 28

Sunday & Monday
May 23 & May 24
arrive by early evening, first grocery store runs each day
Tuesday
May 25
busy all day: First day! ID photos, NWC Safety & Security, building tours, drive around Norman, find their offices, meet mentors if they are around (REU only)
Wednesday
May 26
8:30a-9:30a: What to Expect in REU, by former REUers (REU only)
9:30a-11:30a: Independent Research
11:30-1:30: Welcome Picnic (REU+Mentors only)
1:30-5: Independent Research
Thursday
May 27
9a-3p: Responsible Conduct of Research workshop (REU required; others may RSVP)
4-5p: Independent Research
Friday
May 28
9a-2:30p: Responsible Conduct of Research workshop (REU required; others may RSVP)
2:30-3:30p: Impromptu seminar: Jenni Rauhala, Severe Convective Storms in Finland and Their Nowcasting Challenges, NWC 1350
3:30-5p: Independent Research

 

 

Week 2: May 31 - June 4

Week 2

May 31 - June 4

Monday
May 31
Memorial Day holiday
Tuesday
June 1
8:30a-4:30p: Independent Research
4:30p-5p: Working in a Mixed NOAA - OU Workplace, NWC 3910 (REU + Hollings)
Wednesday
June 2

8:30a-11a: Independent Research
11a-noon: Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series: Dr. David Stensrud on An Introduction to Numerical Modeling, NWC 1313 (REU; all welcome)
noon-5p: Independent Research
Thursday
June 3
Independent Research
10:30-noon: MATLAB Workshop, NWC 5720 (optional for all; RSVP by Tuesday so accounts may be set up)
Independent Research
Friday
June 4
Independent Research

 

 

Week 3: June 7 - June 11

Week 3

June 7 - June 11

Monday
June 7
Independent Research
3-5p: Scientific Communication I, NWC 4140 (REU; others RSVP)
Tuesday
June 8
Independent Research
3-5p: Scientific Communication II, NWC 4140 (REU; others RSVP)
Wednesday
June 9

8:30a-11a: Independent Research
11a-noon: Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series:
Dr. Mark Shafer and Dr. Heather Lazrus, The integration of policy and social sciences with meteorology, NWC 1313 (REU; all welcome)
noon-5p: (lunch) Independent Research

Thursday
June 10
Independent Research
1:30-2p: Elevator Talks, NWC 3910 (REU)
Independent Research
Friday
June 11
8:45-11a: Severe Weather Forecasting Workshop, NWC 3910 (optional for all, please RSVP)
Independent Research

 

 

Week 4: June 14 - June 18

Week 4

June 14 - June 18

Monday
June 14
Independent Research
Tuesday
June 15
Independent Research
noon-1p: Networking Lunch, NWC 5600(REU+Hollings+Mentors)
Wednesday
June 16
8:30a-11a: Independent Research
11a-noon: Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series, NWC 1313 (REU; all welcome)
12:30p-5p: (lunch) Independent Research
Thursday
June 17
Independent Research
Friday
June 18
Independent Research
Optional: 1-4:45p: Kimpel Symposium, Agenda of talks http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/kimpel_symposium/, NWC 1313 (optional)

 

 

Week 5: June 21 - June 25

Week 5

June 21 - June 25

Monday
June 21
Independent Research
Tuesday
June 22
Independent Research
Wednesday
June 23
Independent Research
Thursday
June 24
Hosting SOARS Today
8:30-9:30a: Dr. Cameron McCoy on How and Why OU is Engaging the Private Sector, NWC 5600 (optional; all welcome)
9:30a-10a: Icebreaker activity to get to know each other
10a-noon: Radar Extravaganza Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series, NWC 1313 (REU+SOARS; all welcome)
noon-2p: Independent Research / lunch
2-3p: Tour of OU PRIME radar (optional; groups of 15 at a time, so must RSVP!! wear comfortable shoes! 15-min walk from NWC over grassy surfaces!), otherwise Independent Research
3-5p: Entrepreneurial Workshop Intro (1 hr), Brainstorm ideas (1 hrs), NWC 3910 (REU+SOARS; others RSVP)
Friday
June 25
Hosting SOARS Today
8:30-11a: Independent Research
11-noon: Entrepreneurial Workshop Business Pitches! (1 hr), NWC 5600 (only those who participated in Intro yesterday)
noon-1p: Networking Lunch, NWC 5600 (NWC REU+Hollings+SOARS+Mentors; others by invite only)
(SOARS only) 1-2p: NWC Building Tour
(REU) 1-2:45p: Independent Research
2:45-3:30p: VORTEX2 Vehicle Tour, Sean Waugh, Vehicle Bay (REU+SOARS; all welcome)
3:30-5p: Graduate School, Dr. Fred Carr and Ms. Celia Jones, NWC 5600 (REU+SOARS; others RSVP for handouts)
   

 

 

Week 6: June 28 - July 2

Week 6

June 28 - July 2

Monday
June 28
Independent Research
Tuesday
June 29
Independent Research
Wednesday
June 30
8:30a-11a: Independent Research
1-2p: Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series, Dr. JJ Gourley, Overview of Hydrologic Research at the NWC, NWC 3910 (REU; all welcome)
noon-5p: (lunch) Independent Research
Thursday
July 1
8:30a-11a: Independent Research
3-5p: 5-min Practice Talks, NWC 1313 (NWC REU only)
Friday
July 2
Independent Research

 

 

Week 7: July 5 - July 9

Week 7

July 5 - July 9

Monday
July 4
July 4 Holiday (observed)
BOULDER TRIP (optional for REU)
Tuesday
July 5
BOULDER TRIP (optional for REU; otherwise Independent Research)
Wednesday
July 6
BOULDER TRIP (optional for REU; otherwise Independent Research)
Thursday
July 7
Independent Research
Friday
July 8
Independent Research

 

 

Week 8: July 12 - July 16

Week 8

July 12 - July 16

Monday
July 12
Independent Research
Tuesday
July 13
Independent Research
Wednesday
July 14
Independent Research
noon-1p: Networking Lunch, SRTC Seminar Room (NWC REU+Hollings+Mentors; others by invite only)
Thursday
July 15
Independent Research
Friday
July 16
Independent Research

 

 

Week 9: July 19 - July 23

Week 9

July 19 - July 23

Monday
July 19
Independent Research
Tuesday
July 20
Independent Research
Wednesday
July 21
Independent Research
Thursday
July 22
Independent Research
Friday
July 23
Independent Research

 

 

Week 10: July 26 - July 30

Week 10

July 26 - July 30

Monday
July 26
Independent Research
Tuesday
July 27
Independent Research
2-3:30p: Ice Cream Social, NWC Atrium, Sponsored by the NOAA Employees Association (all invited)
Wednesday
July 28
Practice Talks All Day, otherwise Independent Research
Thursday
July 29

8:30-9:00:
Bagel Breakfast

9:00-9:05:
Opening Remarks

 

Session 1: Severe Weather and Forecasting
Moderated by Tim Bonin (REU '08)

9:05-9:20: Verifying model forecasts of arctic fronts in advance of winter storms in the southern plains
Bill Leatham, Plymouth State University
Mentors: Patrick Burke & Andrew Taylor (both NOAA NWS)

9:20-9:35: Updraft Helicity as a Forecast Parameter
Stacey Hitchcock, University of Oklahoma
Mentors: Harold Brooks (NSSL), Patrick Marsh (PhD student w/SOM), Chuck Doswell (CIMMS)

9:35-9:50: Storm Trajectories around Urban Areas
Josh Turner, University of Miami
Mentor: Brian Vant-Hull (CUNY in NYC; Josh did an REU exchange)

9:50-10:05: Predicting Convectively Induced Turbulence Using Spatiotemporal Relational Random Forests
Tim Sliwinski, Florida State University
Jon Trueblood, Dordt College

Mentors: (from the Computer Science REU across the street in Stephenson, and include some scientists from NCAR)

10:05-10:25
BREAK

 

Session 2: Societal Impacts
Moderated by Madison Burnett (REU '08)

10:25-10:40: Public Responses to the 10 May 2010 Norman, OK Tornado
Sarah Stalker, St. Cloud State University
Mentors: Randy Peppler (CIMMS), Kim Klockow (PhD student w/ geography), Kristin Kuhlman (CIMMS), and Heather Lazrus (SSWIM)

10:40-10:55: Evaluating High-Resolution WRF Forecasts of the Low-Level Jet for Wind Power Forecast Applications
Jeff Deppa, Rutgers University
Mentors: Richard Carpenter and Brent Shaw (WDT, Inc.)

10:55-11:10: Spatial Analysis of Vulnerabilities Contributing to Tornado Casualties
Eric Hout, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Mentors: May Yuan (OU's CSA/Geography), John McIntosh (OU CSA), Chris Weaver (joint CSA and OU's Comp Sci)

 

Session 3: Remote Sensing and Hydrology
Moderated by Becky Belobraydich (REU '08)

1:30-1:45: Comparisons of Flood Affected Area Derived from MODIS and Landsat Imagery during the June 2008 Southern Indiana Event
Kevin Van Leer, Purdue University
Mentor: John Galantowicz (AER, Inc.)

1:45-2:00: Radar-Disdrometer Comparison to Study Precipitation Microphysics
Chris Kerr, Clemson University
Mentor: Guifu Zhang (OU SOM)

2:00-2:15: Assessing Climate Change Impacts of the Blue River Basin of Oklahoma
Chris Bednarczyk, Valparaiso University
Mentor: Yang Hong (OU CEES)

2:15-2:30
BREAK

 

Session 4: Severe Weather and Climatology
Moderated by Jennifer Newman (REU '08)

2:35-2:50: Measured Severe Convective Wind Gust Climatology of Thunderstorms for the Contiguous United
States, 2003-2009

Andrew Winters, University of Wisconsin
Mentors: Bryan Smith and Corey Mead (NOAA SPC)

2:50-3:05: An Analysis of Southern U.S. Ice Storm Frequency from 2000-2009
Carly Kovacik, North Carolina State University
Mentors: Mark Shafer and James Hocker (OCS)

3:05-3:20: Gridded Verification for NWS Storm-Based Warnings
Todd Ferebee,North Carolina State University
Mentors: Kiel Ortega (CIMMS) and Kevin Scharfenberg (NOAA NWS)

3:20-3:25
Closing Remarks

3:25-4:00
Reception (All Welcome)

Friday
July 30
Wrap-up activities. The schedule is coming together:
8:30-10a: clean up, pack office, check out of apartments(?), say goodbye to mentors; whatever -- your time!
10-noon: Mentor Poster Session, NWC 3910
Noon-2p: lunch together on own dime, probably Mazzio's (own dime)
2-3p: Graduate Student Panel: Tips on Applying, etc., NWC 5930
3-4p: About Research w/ Chuck Doswell
~4:30p: Doo Rag Photo Shoot, NWC Atrium
Saturday
July 31
Those who fly will leave today.
Those who drive will need to leave by evening.

 

 

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