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May 24, 2017

REU interns get firsthand atmospheric research experience

The Earth System Modeling and Education Institute (ESMEI), the institutional legacy of CMMAP, welcomed its summer interns this week. ESMEI offers paid summer undergraduate research internships in the Department of Atmospheric Science, where interns join world-class atmospheric scientists investigating the science of clouds, climate and climate change, weather, and modeling.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program also gives interns the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, visit national scientific laboratories, and participate in a variety of professional development training. The program spans 10 weeks from late May through July. This year summer interns from CIRA joined the group.

Front row, left to right: Samantha Zito (Stony Brook University), Alison Banks (Salisbury University), Sarah Zelasky (UNC Chapel Hill), Leah Johnson (Earlham College), Jessica Solomon (Humboldt State University), and Caitlyn Garko (Colorado State University). Back row, left to right: Gabriel Rodriguez (Colorado College), Daniel Rodriguez (University of Colorado Boulder), Alexander DesRosiers (University of Florida), Eric Molten (Colorado State University), Isaac Fagerstrom (Hamline University), and Joseph Moody (University of Northern Colorado).