SC CSC Offers Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students of Underrepresented Minorities

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During the summer of 2015, the South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) hosted a summer undergraduate internship opportunity for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Lake Lone Chimney, Oklahoma

Drought conditions at Lake Lone Chimney, Pawnee County, Oklahoma.

(Public domain.)

During the summer of 2015, the South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) hosted a summer undergraduate internship opportunity for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering). Interns were involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that allowed them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on forest ecosystems in Oklahoma, coastal areas in Louisiana, and the Texas Hill Country. Internship participants traveled across the South Central United States to visit university campuses and field locations and interact with faculty conducting cutting edge research. 

The internship took place from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Saturday, June 20, 2015. Interns spent one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University (LSU), and one week with Texas Tech University. 

LSU featured a short write-up about the program on their website. View the LSU news feature here

This program was also held in 2014. A video produced by participants in the 2014 program is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShN9yawAWAs

The South Central Climate Science Center is committed to encouraging diversity in the sciences.