Student Opportunities

Plymouth State Meteorology students utilize NOAA aircraft to study atmospheric rivers.
Plymouth State students utilize NOAA aircraft to study atmospheric rivers.

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

  • 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.
  • mwovisitPerform research and observations at Mt. Washington Observatory (MWO), a short drive from campus, working with Dr. Eric Kelsey, MWO Director of Research.
  • 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.
  • AMS Poster PresentationPresent scientific papers at regional and national meteorological conferences.  PSU students regularly attend the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.
  • 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
  • Attend regularly scheduled current weather map discussions and research seminars presented by both faculty and students.
  • Earn money & real world experience through work study or student hourly programs featuring real time observation gathering and forecasting.
  • Join the local student chapter of the American Meteorological Society