Connor Cozad joined the Unidata Program Center as a software development summer intern on May 17, 2021. He is a rising junior studying data science and meteorology at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.
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. Because UCAR facilities are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unidata's summer 2021 internships are taking place remotely, with interns and mentors meeting frequently via Slack and Google Hangouts.
“I found meteorology fascinating at a young age, and I discovered my passion for working with computers and data when I was in high school,” says Connor. “At the College of Charleston, I’ve been learning how I can combine these two interests in exciting ways. I am part of a research project working to develop an app that predicts where street flooding is expected to occur across Charleston County. This project has really solidified my interest in pursuing a career that combines data and meteorology.”
This summer, Connor will be contributing to the MetPy project. He also hopes to learn more about the intersection of data and meteorology.
When he's not coding or working his research projects, Connor enjoys fishing, listening to music, and exploring the city of Charleston.
Please join us in welcoming Connor to the Program Center for the summer!