Student Research Highlights

Our undergraduate and graduate students conduct research to better understand and predict weather and climate. We invite you to learn more about some of their research and accolades!

Award-Winning Research

Did you know that our program is home to the last two winners of the American Meteorological Society’s Father James B. Macelwane Award, given in recognition of the top undergraduate research paper in the entire nation? It’s true! Our students have also received research and presentation awards at UWM and at professional conferences hosted by the American Meteorological Society and other organizations.

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, September 2021, pg. 883

Research Internships

Graduate and undergraduate students alike have the opportunity to not only conduct research here at UWM, but to conduct research (and get paid to do so) as part of internship programs across the country! In 2021 alone, seven students are conducting research across four separate internship programs:

  • Two graduate students (Alex Moxon and Michelle Spencer) conducted research as part of NOAA’s Dr. William M. Lapenta Internship Program.
  • Two graduate students (Kevin Prince and Andrew Westgate) and one recent undergraduate (Anna Kaminski) conducted research as part of the Navel Research Enterprise Internship Program.
  • One undergraduate student (Megan Biesmann) conducted research as part of the NSF-funded Northeast Partnership for Atmospheric and Related Sciences undergraduate research program.
  • One graduate student (Austin Harris) is currently in Boulder, CO as part of NCAR’s Graduate Visitor Program, where he is collaborating with NCAR scientists on his Ph.D. research.

Undergraduate Research Presentations

Interested in learning more about some of the recent research conducted by our undergraduate students? Check out their videos and presentations from the 2019, 2020, and 2021 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposia!