Atmospheric Science in the Gulf Coast Region
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M will offer undergraduate students internships during summer 2017. The program will run from June 5-August 4, 2017, and applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017. Click here for application and instructions.
This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) allows participants to carry out original research in a wide range of topics in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, including:
1 Severe weather and forecasting: observations and models of weather systems on many scales
2 Climate and paleoclimate: understating the processes that lead to climate change
3 Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols: laboratory and field studies of the formation of clouds, aerosols, and ice particles
4 Radiative transfer and remote sensing: satellite and ground-based observations of the global atmosphere
5 Atmospheric dynamics: mountain flow; atmosphere-ocean interactions in hurricanes; large-scale transport and mixing
Participants will work closely with faculty, research staff, and graduate students on directed research projects. Research projects will range from field work to laboratory experiments to computer simulations and data analysis. The Department’s research facilities include fixed and mobile radars, atmospheric sounding equipment, chemistry and aerosol laboratories, comprehensive atmospheric data sets, computer laboratories, and large-scale computers.
Through their research projects, students will build analytical, quantitative, and communication skills. Texas A&M has a wide variety of summer research programs for undergraduates, and participants will interact with students from many disciplines. The summer program will involve close interactions with faculty and graduate students, as well as group activities and daytrips.
2017 Program important dates: June 5 - August 4
- Arrival June 5: housing at off-campus apartments adjacent to campus
- Week 1: Program begins June 5, 2017; initiate research projects in consultation with mentors
- Mid-summer: Group project and field work in Galveston, Texas
- Week 9: Present research poster on project results.
To be eligible for this research opportunity you must be:
- a US citizen, US national, or US permanent resident
- enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree
- most accepted applicants will have a minimum grade point average of 2.75
- Non-US students and graduating seniors are not eligible for this program
- work with faculty mentors to develop a research plan
- receive training on sensors, data analysis, data management and science writing
- meet weekly to present and discuss results of their projects
- at the end of summer, prepare and present a research poster and final report
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017. Click here for application and instructions.