Astrid Suarez Gonzalez, a junior Meteorology major in the Department of Geography and Geology, was recently awarded a summer 2009 research internship at the National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman Oklahoma. Astrid was one of 10 students chosen from a pool of nearly 80 for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded summer research experience for undergraduates (REU).
Students will conduct research on topics related to the atmospheric sciences and will prepare and present papers reporting the results of their research. Student research will be supplemented by tours, field trips, and lectures. Housing, travel allowance, and a stipend are provided for each student.
Astrid also recently won first place in the undergraduate poster competition for the Physical Sciences at the 39th annual WKU Student Research Conference. Her poster was titled “Soil moisture analysis for the 2007 drought in the Southeastern Region of the United States” and her faculty advisor was Dr. Rezaul Mahmood.