Department of Atmospheric Science

Current Interns

Meet our 2022 Interns!

Linda Arterburn

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas

University: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Major: Environmental Science with a Focus in Earth and Atmospheric Systems

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Senior

Research interests: Wildfires, ice cores, land and atmosphere interactions, atmospheric chemistry 

Hobbies: Running, soccer, and painting

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: I am most looking forward to exploring the beautiful landscape of Colorado while researching topics I am interested in. 

Eli Flicker

Hometown: Big Lake, Minnesota

University: Saint Cloud State University 

Major: Meteorology and Geography 

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Junior 

Research interests: Extreme precipitation events, mesoscale meteorology, climate dynamics and variability, modeling, alpine meteorology, impacts of climate change on society

Hobbies: Writing, drawing, cooking, hiking, photography, ping pong, tennis, cartography, playing the piano

What are you most looking forward to this summer? : Meeting new people, broadening my knowledge in an area of atmospheric science, and exploring Colorado. 

 

Tom Juliano

Hometown: Maple Shade, NJ

University: Rutgers University

Major: Meteorology

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Senior

Research interests: Climate Change and Modeling, Tropical and Arctic Meteorology, and Remote Sensing

Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, and Exercising 

What are you most looking forward to this summer?:  I’m looking forward to seeing some fresh summer snow as I hike the beautiful Rocky Mountains, gaining new friendships and networking, and having the opportunity to research and explore the field I love studying!

Shay Magahey

Hometown: Dacula, GA

University: University of Georgia

Major: Atmospheric Sciences

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Senior

Research interests: Climate modeling, aerosol-cloud interactions, land-atmosphere interactions, atmosphere-ocean interactions, tropical climate

Hobbies: Swimming, embroidery, playing guitar, hiking, cooking

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: I am looking forward to dedicating myself full-time to research, learning more about clouds and climate, and exploring Fort Collins and the Rocky Mountains!

Hanna McDaniel

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

University: Florida State University

Major: Meteorology

Year in School [Fall 2022]:  Junior

Research interests: Tropical meteorology and cyclone genesis, climate science and modeling, mesoscale meteorology

Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, listening to lots of music, and trying my best to be a good plant mom

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: Getting to know all the other amazing people in the program and expanding my knowledge of atmospheric science!

Jennifer Seth

Hometown: Coffeen, IL 

University: Iowa State University

Major: Meteorology and Environmental Science 

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Super-Senior

Research interests: Climate modeling in the polar regions, surface-atmosphere interactions, and planetary boundary layer (PBL) meteorology

Hobbies: Rock climbing and fangirling over all organisms in Kingdom Animalia 

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: Getting to know the students in my cohort and hiking in beautiful Colorado 🙂 

Kenny Tam

Hometown: Howell, NJ

University: Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Major: Physics, Music

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Senior

Research interests: Paleoclimatology, Exoplanet Climatology, Climate Science

Hobbies: Playing the Piano, Board Games, Reading Books

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: I am incredibly excited to dip my feet into the research world! Especially excited that I get to work with an amazing set of professors and that I get to work with students from around the country who have similar interests! Can’t wait to make memories with this team!

Abraham Tekoe

Hometown:  Clarksville, Tennessee

University: Western Kentucky University

Major: Meteorology

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Junior

Research interests: Tropical cyclones, Extratropical cyclones, Winter weather, Climate variability, atmosphere/ocean interactions, and GIS.

Hobbies: Hiking, volleyball, road trips or traveling, explore urban areas, fitness, and watching movies/TV shows.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: I am looking forward to meeting mentors, faculty, and other interns (with similar or different interests) from all over the country. I am also looking forward to doing research and getting more hands-on research experiences. I can’t wait to further my knowledge in meteorology.

Abraham Tekoe

Hometown:  Clarksville, Tennessee

University: Western Kentucky University

Major: Meteorology

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Junior

Research interests: Tropical cyclones, Extratropical cyclones, Winter weather, Climate variability, atmosphere/ocean interactions, and GIS.

Hobbies: Hiking, volleyball, road trips or traveling, explore urban areas, fitness, and watching movies/TV shows.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: I am looking forward to meeting mentors, faculty, and other interns (with similar or different interests) from all over the country. I am also looking forward to doing research and getting more hands-on research experiences. I can’t wait to further my knowledge in meteorology.

Linda Arterburn

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas

University: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Major: Environmental Science with a Focus in Earth and Atmospheric Systems

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Senior

Research interests: Wildfires, ice cores, land and atmosphere interactions, atmospheric chemistry 

Hobbies: Running, soccer, and painting

What are you most looking forward to this summer?: I am most looking forward to exploring the beautiful landscape of Colorado while researching topics I am interested in. 

Kenny Tam

Hometown: Howell, NJ

University: Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Major: Physics, Music

Year in School [Fall 2022]: Senior

Research interests: Paleoclimatology, Exoplanet Climatology, Climate Science

Hobbies: Playing the Piano, Board Games, Reading Books

What are you most looking forward to this summer?:  I am incredibly excited to dip my feet into the research world! Especially excited that I get to work with an amazing set of professors and that I get to work with students from around the country who have similar interests! Can’t wait to make memories with this team!

REU Calendar

Explore Fort Collins

Transfort

Public Transportation.  Fort Collins operates a city bus system called Transfort that includes the frequently-running north-south Max Line.  You can also look into short-term e-scooter rentals

Bikes

Human-powered Transportation.  Fort Collins is a bike-friendly city, with an extensive network of dedicated bike lanes and bike paths.

FoodTruckRally

Food Truck Rallies happen every Tuesday in City Park and feature some of the best food in Fort Collins!

Music

Free Live Music.  Fort Collins is home to a vibrant summer live music scene.  Like so much else, this part of our community was shut down during 2020, but elements of it are slowly returning.  Keep an eye on the website to see how things unfold in 2021.

Downtown

Old Town.  Also known as Downtown, Old Town is the heart of Fort Collins.  This is where the urban fun is.

Horsetooth

The Great Outdoors.  This may be one of the main reasons you applied for the CSU REU program, and we want you to enjoy it!  We’ve got everything from a citywide network of recreational trails, City-owned Natural Areas, County Parks (including local favorite Horsetooth Mountain Open Space), State Parks (including nearby Lory State Park), Rocky Mountain National Park, and more all within easy reach of your summer home.  You might learn as much about yourself while exploring a trail as you will while exploring your science.