Opportunities for Students

The PSU meteorology program lets you broaden your learning experience in many ways. You can

  • Perform paid summer and part-time academic semester research working with the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA), New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT),  and various National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) laboratories.
  • Work individually with a faculty member on a research project of your choice.
  • Receive on-the-job training in operational meteorology through an internship with the National Weather Service forecast offices, television stations, the Mt. Washington Observatory or private meteorological firms.
  • Prepare and broadcast your own weather forecasts on our local community access television channel and online.  Plymouth State has a modern television studio with chroma key capabilities and commercial grade computer technology for generating weather graphics found at television stations nationwide.
  • Compete nationally for summer research positions at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the NASA Goddard Laboratory for the Atmospheres, the Air Force Phillips Laboratory, the Oklahoma Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, and other locations—PSU students have been very successful in being selected for all of these programs.
  • Work on special projects for organizations outside of the academic community, like the Northeast Utilities wind power assessment project, NHDOT Road Weather Information Systems
  • Present scientific papers at regional and national meteorological conferences.
  • Attend regularly scheduled current weather map discussions and research seminars presented by both faculty and students.
  • Help design Web pages and resources for the meteorology program.
  • Earn money through work study or student hourly programs in the Plymouth State Weather Center and New England Weather Technology Evaluation Center Lab.

Contact Us

Department of Atmospheric Science & Chemistry

Department Chair:
Susan Swope

Boyd Hall
Phone: 603-535-2325
Email: marsi@plymouth.edu (Marsi Wisniewski, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2723

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #48
Plymouth, NH 03264

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