|PHS sophomore chosen for NOAA weather camp|
|Monday, June 5, 2017|
Pattonville High School sophomore Kesley Kobielusz was selected to attend the 2017 CAREERS (Channeling Atmospheric Research into Educational Experiences Reaching Students) Weather Camp. The weeklong camp is sponsored by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) in July.
Kobielusz had to complete a competitive application package, meet rigorous GPA standards, provide letters of recommendation and demonstrate a high interest in weather, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences or applied physical sciences.
The primary goal of the NCAS CAREERS Weather Camp is to cultivate and expand the pool of the young environmental scholars, who will become the next generation leaders in geosciences and geoscience applications. This includes involving other disciplines, with a focus on atmospheric and climate sciences. All students will be exposed to topics related to weather, society and careers.
During the CAREERS experience, camp instructors aim to expand students’ knowledge of atmospheric sciences, including weather observations and forecasting, environmental instrumentation and link the atmospheric sciences to the common science and mathematics disciplines that they encounter in high school (e.g. biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics). Each camp is also designed to demonstrate and teach communication skills (written and verbal), career building and teamwork.