Briah' Davis joined the Unidata Program Center as a SOARS summer intern on May 30, 2017. This fall Briah' will be a senior at the University at Albany, SUNY, where she is majoring in Atmospheric Science and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.
SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program at UCAR designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program is built around research, mentoring and community. SOARS participants, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. This is Briah's second summer in the program and her first at Unidata.
Briah' has previously worked as an intern at the New York State Mesonet, focusing on helping provide Road Weather data to state and local highway management agencies. As a 2016 SOARS intern, she worked on modernizing a carbon monoxide measuring instrument (presentation).
During her time at Unidata this summer, Briah' is focusing on options for doing data-proximate analysis on the GOES-16 data sets, using Python to create visualizations that can serve as a reference for science and university communities.
Please join us in welcoming Briah' to the Program Center for the summer!