A Day in the Life of a Summer Institute Fellow: An Introduction to the CUAHSI National Water Center Summer Institute Experience

2018 Fall Cyberseminar Series

Danielle Tijerina / CUAHSI
Lauren Grimley / The Water Institute of the Gulf
Kelly Flint / San Diego State University

Talk Description

The National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute (SI) is a learning experience that encompasses research, networking, acquiring new skills, and having an exciting and fun-filled summer. The first portion of this webinar covers logistics of the SI including participant expectations, important dates for potential applicants, and what is included in the participant award. Next, we will present on the SI experience from the student participant viewpoint. This encompasses what it is like to live and work in Tuscaloosa, the process of forming a group project, the great social aspects of the SI, and the overall challenges and rewards of participating in the program. As all three speakers are past SI participants, this is a great way to get an insider’s perspective of the SI experience and how it can be beneficial for your research and career in the long-term.

CUAHSI's 2018 Fall Cyberseminar Series: 2019 National Water Center Summer Institute

Hosted by Danielle Tijerina, CUAHSI

Next summer, CUAHSI will host the fifth National Water Center Innovators Program – Summer Institute. The Summer Institute (SI) is a collaborative research program between CUAHSI and the National Weather Service aimed at engaging the academic research community in the enhancement of the NOAA National Water Model. This webinar series will present information about the Summer Institute for prospective student participants, academic advisors, and others who want to learn about or become involved in the SI. In three Cyberseminars, we intend to give an overview of the Summer Institute experience from the participant perspective, information on the collaboration between CUAHSI and the NOAA National Water Center, examples of past research projects, and a sneak peek into the 2019 Summer Institute Themes. Presenters include past SI Fellows, National Water Center staff, Theme Leaders, and NCAR scientists.