Summer Interns Join Unidata Program Center Staff

Summer Interns
Unidata summer 2014 interns Shawn Cheeks and Florita Rodriguez.

The Unidata Program Center is happy to be hosting two student interns this summer: Florita Rodriguez from Texas A&M Univeristy in College Station, TX, and Shawn Cheeks from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

The Unidata Summer Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work with Unidata software engineers and scientists on projects drawn from a wide variety of areas in the atmospheric and computational sciences.

Florita Rodriguez
Florita Rodriguez
Florita Rodriguez

Florita Rodriguez is from Marble Falls, TX. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Texas A&M University in May, 2014.

“I am excited to join the Unidata team this summer and am looking forward to developing my Python programming skills,” says Florita. “I am eager to apply my science background and knowledge towards computer applications that the Unidata community can use and enjoy.”

Shawn Cheeks
Shawn Cheeks
Shawn Cheeks

Shawn Cheeks is from War, WV. He is a senior at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, majoring in computer science and applied math with a minor in meteorology. He plans to continue on to graduate school to eventually earn a PhD in atmospheric science.

This is Shawn's second year as a Unidata summer intern. “I was interested in returning to Unidata this summer because I really enjoyed my experience last year — the people I worked with, the UCAR atmosphere, exploring Colorado,” he says.

“I am looking into expanding the Android application I created” during last summer's internship, says Shawn. “This year I am looking into first creating a WebApp and using Apache Cordova to make it work as a native application for many different platforms.”

Please join us in welcoming Florita and Shawn to the Program Center for the summer!

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