Summer Research Internships in Weather, Climate, and Radar Engineering

published Jan 24, 2018 8:56am

Are you an undergraduate student at a 2- or 4-yr institution curious about what scientific research is like? In the National Weather Center, South Central Climate Science Center, & Radar Innovation Lab's 10-week summer research internship program you conduct your own unique research study in weather, climate, or radar engineering. The dates are May 21 – July 31, 2018 (alternate dates possible if on the quarter system).

In a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program you are paired with a mentor or mentor team that helps you conduct your own unique research study! We also build a sense of community by learning and reflecting together through skill-building workshops, career exploration tours and field trips, science seminars, and a variety of social activities.

Research partners include the Radar Innovations Laboratory and South Central Climate Science Center in addition to our long-standing partners: the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, NOAA National Weather Service, and the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. Mentors may come from any OU research campus weather-related organization.

We support you! You receive the following:
  • Stipend of $5,000
  • Subsistence of $500 to help with food costs
  • Travel to/from Norman (up to $600) and travel to a National Conference (up to $1,500).

Housing is provided in modern, furnished campus apartments that feature private bedrooms and shared bathroom and living spaces.

Apply Online by February 19, 2018:

Questions? Check the FAQ (, then contact the director, Dr. Daphne LaDue, at either or 405-325-1898 if you still have questions.