FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jana Goldman
News Releases 2005
NOAA Home Page
NOAA Public Affairs
Twenty-eight undergraduates from minority-serving colleges and universities in nine states and Puerto Rico will start work this summer with scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“Working with our scientists on challenging research projects this summer will give these students a chance to enhance their education while helping NOAA carry out its mission,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.
The students are from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. A list of names and institutions follows.
All of the students are pursuing studies in a NOAA-related science and have completed their sophomore or junior class requirements. The students will work as paid summer interns for 10 weeks.
“This is the largest class of students we have had since NOAA began its Educational Partnership Program in 2001,” said Jacqueline Rousseau, director of NOAA’s Educational Partnerships Program with Minority Serving Institutions. “It is encouraging that there are so many qualified students wanting to have an opportunity to intern at NOAA.”
A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average is required for acceptance into the program, which was developed to encourage more minority students to study the sciences and also consider NOAA as a career.
The Commerce Department's NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through research to better understand atmospheric and climate variability and to manage wisely our nation's coastal and marine resources.
On the Web:
Educational Partnership Program: http://epp.noaa.gov/ 2005-2006 Undergraduate Scholars