NWC REU 2018
May 21 - July 31

Last updated 7/29/18

This is the final schedule and will stay online for the record.

Week 1:
May 21 - May 25

Monday May 21st *Arrive in Norman on Monday, May 21

~6:30pm — Group dinner and WalMart trip
Tuesday May 22nd 9-10am — Get IDs, parking passes

10-11am — Discuss logistical items and welcome to the program (NWC 4140)

noon-1:30pm — Welcome Lunch for REU Students & Mentors (RSVP; NWC Observation Deck)

1:30-3pm — Independent Meetings with Mentors (meet w/mentors, start your research!); Finish any logistical items

3pm - end of day —  National Weather Center Tour, Pat Hyland, meet in the Outreach Room (next to front desk), followed by Radar Innovation Lab Tour
Wednesday May 23rd Independent Research

3-4pm: Office Hours for anyone needing help to install Python

4-5pm: What to Expect in REU (NWC 5930)
Thursday May 24th Independent Research

3-4pm: Computer Skills Workshop: Using the UNIX/LINUX Operating System (NWC 5720)
Friday May 25th
Independent Research

10-11:30am — Computer Skills Workshop: Introduction to Programming in Python I (NWC 5720)

12:30-2pm — Computer Skills Workshop: Introduction to Programming in Python II (NWC 5720)

This weekend / Memorial Day weekend!

Ongoing activities:


Week 2:
May 28 - June 1

Monday May 28th Memorial Day (Holiday)
Tuesday May 29th 10-10:30am — Building Security Briefing (NWC 1120; all)

10:30-11am — Library Tour (NWC Library; all)

Independent Research
Wednesday May 30th Independent Research

5:30-7pm - Campus Research Intern Meet-up (NWC Atrium)
Thursday May 31st Independent Research
Friday June 1st
Independent Research

11:30am-1pm Friday Happenings

This weekend:

Ongoing activities:

Week 3:
June 4 - June 8

Monday June 4th Independent Research

(ZRR tour @1pm)
Tuesday June 5th Independent Research

(two participants on trip today)
Wednesday June 6th Independent Research

1:30-3pm — Scientific Communication I: Reading Scientific Literature with Dr. Elinor Martin (NWC 5930)
Thursday June 7th Independent Research
Friday June 8th
Independent Research

11:30-1p — Friday Happenings: How's it Going? & Scientific Communication II: What Our 30-Sec Talks Are All About with Dr. Daphne LaDue (REU students only; NWC 5930)

This week/weekend:

Week 4:
June 11 - June 15

Monday June 11th Independent Research

noon-1pm — Networking Lunch (provided; NWC 3910)

1-2:30 — Practice Talks (30-sec Elevator Talks) (NWC 3910)
Tuesday June 12th Independent Research

1-2pm — Seminar: Observations of Tornadoes by Dr. Jeff Snyder (NWC 5930)
Wednesday June 13th Independent Research

4-5pm — Tour: South Central Climate Science Adaptation Center (5PP, Suite 2100; be sure to leave ~10 min to walk there from the NWC or RIL!)
Thursday June 14th Independent Research
Friday June 15th Independent Research

11:30-1p — Friday Happenings: Mesonet Stories (all welcome; NWC 5930)

This weekend:

Week 5:
June 18 - June 22

Monday June 18th Independent Research
Tuesday June 19th Independent Research

1-2pm — Seminar: Kevin Van Leer (REU 2010) on His Career (NWC 5930)

5:30-6:30pm — OPTIONAL: Weather Balloon Launch (NWSFO Norman Upper Air Facility)
Wednesday June 20th Independent Research

(RK tour @1pm)
Thursday June 21st
Independent Research

noon-1pm — OPTIONAL: Getting Spun Up With LaTeX Session (Stephenson Research Building just north of the NWC, in the CORE Classroom; bring your laptop!! plan to eat before or after)
Friday June 22nd
Independent Research

11:30-1p — Friday Happenings: Midsummer Chat with the Director & Intro to the 5-min Talks (REU only; NWC 5930)


Week 6:
June 25 - June 29

Monday June 25th Independent Research
Tuesday June 26th Independent Research

1-2pm — Seminar: Extreme Events in the Great Plains with Dr. Jeff Basara (NWC 5930)
Wednesday June 27th Independent Research
Thursday June 28th Independent Research

2—3:30 — Seminar: Applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (5PP 3201; most suitable for rising seniors)
Friday June 29th Independent Research

11-noonp (note time!!) — Friday Happenings: Scientific Communication Series: Creating Effective Graphics with Dr. Patrick Skinner (NWC 5930)

noon — Grab your lunch and eat with the group

**Mid-summer writing deadline; bring draft to the workshop**

2-3:30pm — Scientific Communication III: Peer Review of Your Literature/Methods Drafts facilitated by Dr. Kristin Calhoun (NWC 3910)


Week 7:
July 2 - July 6

Monday July 2nd Independent Research
Tuesday July 3rd 1-3pm — 5-min Practice Talks w/Q&A (NWC 1313)

Independent Research
Wednesday July 4th (Holiday) July 4, Norman Day Celebration
Thursday July 5th Independent Research
Friday July 6th Independent Research

11:30-1p — Friday Happenings: Seminar: Microphysics & Instrumentation with Dr. Sean Waugh (NWC 5930)


Week 8:
July 9 - July 13

Monday July 9th Independent Research
Tuesday July 10th Independent Research

1-2pm — Seminar: Deep Learning and Interdiscplinary Research, Dr. Amy McGovern (NWC 5600)
Wednesday July 11th Independent Research

2-3pm — OPTIONAL: AMS Webinar: An Introduction to the AMS Community (introduction to AMS's new online platform and how the AMS community can help you; NWC 4140)
Thursday July 12th Independent Research
Friday July 13th Independent Research

11:30-1p — Friday Happenings: Scientific Communication Series, Fireside Chat on Scientific Presentations w/Dr. Kim Elmore and Creating Scientific Posters with Dr. Michael Faneros (NWC 5930)


Week 9:
July 16 - July 20

Monday July 16th Independent Research

1-2:30pm — Scientific Communication Series: Editing & Finishing (The CORE in Stephenson)
Tuesday July 17th Independent Research
Wednesday July 18th Independent Research

1-2pm — Seminar: Weather Planning and Response for Large Event Venues with Dr. Kevin Kloesel (NWC 1350)
Thursday July 19th Independent Research

Depart Norman 11:45am, tour ends around 4:30pm — OPTIONAL, but must RSVP by July 3: Tour of FAA Labs Related to Aviation Weather (Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, OKC)
Friday July 20th Independent Research

**Send talk title to Jacqueline by 10am**

By end of day — **Full Draft of Paper Due to Mentor**


Week 10+:
July 23 - July 31

Monday July 23rd Independent Research
Tuesday 24th
Independent Research

1313 and 1350 reserved for Practice Talks, sign up for a time

4:30-6pm — Ice Cream Social w/REU + Hollings, Students & Mentors (Observation Deck)
Wednesday July 25th Independent Research

1313 and 1350 reserved for Practice Talks, sign up for a time
Thursday July 26th
8:30-4:30pm — Final Talks, AMS Conference Style (NWC 1313)

Friday July 27th
Independent Research

**Bullet points due start of business**

11:30-noon — Informal brown bag lunch together (NWS 5930)

noon-1:30pm — All About OU's School of Meteorology Graduate Program (NWS 5930)
Last Weekend in Norman, boo hoo!

2pm Sunday — tour of National Weather Museum
Monday July 30th **Papers Due to the Program by Close of Business**
Tuesday July 31st Final Day Activities
9-10am —  Clean up office, return library books and anything else borrowed, etc.

10:30-11:30am — Career Panel (NWC 5600)

noon - 1:30pm — Final Lunch (NWC 3910)

1:30-3pm — Grad Students About Applying to Graduate School (NWC 5600)

3-4pm — Mentor Poster Session (NWC 5600)
Wednesday August 1st Main program ends, depart for home