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The Oklahoma Mesonet – Meteorology Academy

Available to: Rising 9th - 11th graders residing in Oklahoma

Dates: June 11 – 16, 2023

Location: OU Norman Campus

Tuition: There is no cost for accepted students. 

This academy offers a one-week residential program for students entering 9th, 10th and 11th grades focused on weather. Students will learn about atmospheric interactions from fronts to thunderstorm development, how data are collected, and how to analyze weather maps. Students will be exposed to meteorology careers including operational forecasters from NOAA’s National Weather Service offices; field researchers; television broadcasters; and the emergency management community. Thirty students will be accepted.

On Campus Experience

Students will live in the university residence halls, eat on campus and learn in university classrooms - giving students a real “feel” for college life. Summer camp counselors will be housed on the same dormitory floor to provide maximum assistance and supervision. Students will have class activities each day in classrooms and state of the art laboratories on the research campus at OU-Norman. Educational, recreational and team building activities will take place in the evenings to help students have a well-rounded experience.

Oklahoma Mesonet Presents: Meteorology Sweeping Down the Plains

Tuition and Costs

All expenses, including housing, meals, supplies, and books will be provided to each academy student. Travel expenses to and from the academy location and incidental personal expenditures are the responsibility of the academy student.

Any questions, please feel free to reach out to Precollegiate Programs at precollegiateprograms@ou.edu.

Application Process

Interested students must submit a typed or printed application that includes all of the following:

  1. Complete student application form 
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. A 250-word student-written essay. Please see application packet for essay topic.

Download the Application