Oklahoma Mesonet Presents: Mostly Weather with a Chance of Fun

Available to: Rising 9th - 10th graders residing in Oklahoma

Due to funding changes, this camp will be a commuter camp for 2018.

Dates: June 18 – 22, 2018

Location: OU Norman Campus

Tuition: There is no cost for accepted students. 

Oklahoma Mesonet Presents: Mostly Weather with a Chance of Fun

The OU Summer Academies provide students with hands-on experiences in Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology while exposing them to life on a college campus. The Summer Academies are funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

This Meteorology Academy offers a one-week program for students entering 9th and 10th grades focused on weather. Students will attend classes in the National Weather Center surrounded by top research scientists and operational meteorologists.

Students will learn about atmospheric interactions from fronts to thunderstorm development, how data are collected from instrumentation, how to analyze weather maps, and how to interpret forecast discussions. Students will be exposed to meteorology careers including: operational forecasters at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center and the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast office; field researchers who operate mobile radars; and local television broadcasters.

Tuition and Costs

All expenses, including 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.

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.
  4. Application Deadline Extended – Applications must be postmarked by April 27, 2018

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