|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:14:09 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Project title : REU Site: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Mammoth Cave/Upper Green River Watershed The unifying environmental theme of this REU site is focused on land use and land cover and its impacts on water in a karst hydrogeologic, geomorphic and atmospheric context. The research components are all directly related to water quality, contaminant transport, and near-surface atmospheric water cycling, with the Upper Green River Watershed as the primary field site during the first summer. For this announcement, we are specifically looking for two undergraduate students (one each) to work on the following projects: (experience with basic statistics and GIS is preferred) 1) Warm-season Thunderstorm and Precipitation Climatology and Classification (Dr. Josh Durkee). More information on this particular project can be found here: <http://www.wku.edu/watershed/popups/project_3.swf> 2) Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover on Near Surface Atmospheric Hydrologic Cycle Components (Dr. Rezaul Mahmood). More information on this particular project can be found here: <http://www.wku.edu/watershed/popups/project_5.swf> As part of Dr. Josh Durkee's research program, we are looking for one student who, in addition to the summer research, is interested in arriving early to participate in Dr. Durkee's "Field Methods in Severe Weather Analysis and Forecasting" course. This course is worth six credit hours, which involves eight days of in-class instruction and 14 days of traveling across the Great Plains, forecasting and verifying severe convective storms. The overall goal of this class is to learn about thunderstorm initiation processes and life-cycle morphology (particularly in conducive severe weather environments), to sharpen forecasting skills within a challenging setting, and to be at the location of the thunderstorm events in order to verify each forecast. As part of the REU Program, the course costs and associated fees will be waived. Given the nature of the class, prerequisite coursework in weather analysis and forecasting or synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, or something similar is strongly preferred. You are expected to arrive Sunday, May 13, 2012. For more information about scheduling and dates, please see below. For additional questions about this component of the REU Program, please contact Dr. Josh Durkee <email@example.com> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The overall objective of this REU site is to provide undergraduates with unique and exciting research opportunities in an area of environmental research. The ultimate goal is to increase the student’s interest in graduate study and/or careers in an environmentally related profession. To ensure participating students understand the entire scientific enterprise, from beginning to end, we will emphasize the process of hypothesis development and testing. Relevant literature will be provided to the students prior to coming to campus. During the execution of their individual projects, students will receive hands-on experience of the developing, testing, and modifying their hypothesis. We strongly encourage first-generation college students from rural and disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds in the Appalachia region to apply. We are particularly seeking highly motivated students with positive attitudes. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= REU Program Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2012 "Field Methods in Severe Weather Analysis and Forecasting" Dates: May 14 - June 8, 2012. The travel component is tentatively scheduled for May 17 - May 31, 2012, but may slightly change depending on the atmospheric conditions. Funded Accommodations: Furnished apartments located adjacent to the WKU campus; WKU parking pass; WKU Health and Activities Center pass; Weekly stipend; Generous food stipend. Application Deadline: Applications must be received by March 15, 2012. All application forms can be found here: <http://www.wku.edu/watershed/Application.pdf> More information on the REU Program at WKU can be found at: <http://www.wku.edu/watershed> Note: some information on these websites are currently being updated at the time of this announcement. For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Rezaul Mahmood <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Dr. Cathleen Webb <Cathleen.email@example.com>
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