Meteorology Students Named Hollings Scholars
In 2019, four OU Meteorology students were named Hollings Scholars! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers these scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Around 120 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides educational funding and a paid research opportunity. Meteorology students who participate in the program typically travel the summer after their junior year to a National Weather Service office to work and research an atmospheric sciences topic they’re passionate about.
For School of Meteorology students Zoe Douglas, Emily McCutchan, Amanda Novak, and Mya Sears, the Covid-19 pandemic has slightly adjusted their plans; they’ll be completing their internships remotely. However, we’re confident in the ability of these students and their mentors to create an experience that will benefit their careers greatly. Stay tuned to hear more about their research!