1253 The Unidata Summer Internship Program—Seven Years of Providing Students with Software Carpentry Skills

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Hall B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Sean C. Arms, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. M. May and D. Dirks

Handout (2.6 MB)

The Unidata Summer Internship program offers upper-level undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas that overlap atmospheric and computational sciences. Unidata's mission is to support the Earth Science research and education community with innovative data access, analysis, and visualization tools. Interns use, design, and/or modify existing Unidata software in innovative ways to better support the Unidata Community. In the process, they learn valuable skills in software carpentry and data science, which prepare them for a future in the increasingly software- and data-driven scientific disciplines of the Earth System Sciences.

Over the past seven years, Unidata has hosted 14 summer interns from a wide variety of backgrounds, the majority of whom have been upper-level undergraduate students. In this poster, we provide an overview of the program, its goals, and share a few of the success stories of our interns.

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