Summer Camp

The Oklahoma Mesonet - Mostly Weather with a Chance of Fun 

The OU Summer Academies provide students with hands-on experiences in Math, Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM) 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 residential 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. 

A Campus Experience

Students will live in university residence halls and eat on campus giving students a real "feel" for college life. Counselors will be housed on the same floor to provide maximum assistance and supervision. Students will have class activities from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. each day. Educational and recreational activities will be scheduled each evening. Sessions on applying to college are planned - how to apply, how to pay for college, where to find scholarships, how to apply for financial aid, and what to expect. Oklahoma's Promise program offers free tuition to Oklahoma higher education institutions for those that qualify.

Students will not participate in any storm chasing activities. 

The camp is limited to 30 students who attend Oklahoma public, private or home schools and are entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2017. Funding has been approved for Summer 2017.

 

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Registration

Open

Deadline April 21, 2017

When June 18-23, 2017
Grades Students entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2017
Residency Oklahoma Students Only
Tuition All expenses, including housing, meals, supplies, and notebooks 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's family.
Where National Weather Center (Map)
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072-7305
Lodging University of Oklahoma Residential Hall 
Application Process Interested students must submit a typed or printed application that includes all of the following:
  1. Complete student application form.
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  3. A 250-word student-written essay.

Please see application packet for essay topic.
Agenda 2017 Agenda

Contact Information

For more information about the Summer Camps contact:

 

Cassie Eads
The University of Oklahoma
Precollegiate Programs

1700 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072

Phone: 405-325-6897
Fax: 405-325-7044
Email: ceads@ou.edu

 

Andrea Melvin
The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Mesonet

120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2900
Norman, OK 73072

Phone: 405-325-2652
Fax: 405-325-2550
Email: andrea@mesonet.org