UNC meteorology major Tim Corrie received two pieces of good news during spring semester when he learned he was one of 21 students from across the country selected to attend the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Undergraduate Leadership Workshop this summer, and that he's the sole recipient of the North American Weather Modification Council's annual $1,500 scholarship and $1,000 travel stipend.
Corrie, a senior, will be in Boulder May 29-June 4 for the NCAR workshop along with students from schools such as Purdue, Texas A&M, Rutgers, Penn State and the University of Illinois.
During the five-day immersion experience, students explore careers in the atmospheric sciences, and develop their leadership potential through discussions with scientists and other working professionals, and tours of laboratories and facilities. Scientific areas of focus include weather, forecasting, climate modeling, solar dynamics and societal impacts of severe weather and climate change.
In addition to the $1,500 NAWMC scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year, Corrie will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for expenses related to his travel to a NAWMC meeting this year and will receive mentoring from Mark Schneider, a UNC alumnus and the current secretary/treasurer of the NAWMC.
Corrie is a member of UNC's cross-country and track teams, and a member of the Big Sky Conference All-Academic teams.