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 DAY CAMP 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 have class activities from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. each day. Sessions on getting 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. 

UPDATE BUDGET CUTS - The camp is limited to 30 students who attend Oklahoma public, private or home schools and are entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2018. This is a day camp. Parents will need to drop off and pick up students each day. 

 

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Registration

Deadline April 20, 2018

When June 17-22, 2018
Grades Students entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2018
Residency Oklahoma Students Only
Tuition All expenses, including lunch, supplies, and notebooks will be provided to each academy student. Daily 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 None provided. This is a day camp and parents will need to provide daily transportation to and from the academy.
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.

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