Lauren Prox joined the Unidata Program Center as a software development summer intern on May 18, 2020. Lauren graduated from George Mason University’s Atmospheric Science Program in the spring of 2020 with a focus in Computational Atmospheric Science. She plans to enter a graduate program in Geospatial Intelligence in the fall, but this summer she'll be focusing on contributing to the netCDF project, where she is excited to enhance the tools researchers use to share their data and collaborate with other scientists.
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 2020 internships are taking place remotely, with interns and mentors meeting frequently via Slack and Google Hangouts.
“I met a former Unidata intern at the AMS100 conference, and I was told of how amazing and engaging this internship experience would be,” says Lauren. “After hearing about all the beneficial aspects of the Unidata program, I was even more excited about this opportunity.”
In her spare time at home in Virginia, Lauren enjoys reading poetry, volunteering, and making smoothies.
Please join us in welcoming Lauren to the Program Center for the summer!