2012-2013 student interns Miles Hunt and Maggie Loughlin
Each year, the State Climate Office hosts students from Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School (CCMMS) in an internship program extending from mid-fall through early spring of the following year. This program is designed to introduce the students to the scientific process, as well as to the different aspects of North Carolina's climate through data analysis and research.
Students divide into 2-person "teams" or work individually, and are required to propose a hypothesis with respect to a weather- or climate-related phenomenon of interest, retrieve and analyze climate information needed to research their hypothesis, and create a webpage or presentation to display their findings. Beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, students also worked on weekly lab activities that covered basic weather and climate concepts, instrumentation and data measurement, and meteorology careers.
Below is a list of projects completed by these students over the years.
» Wind Powering North Carolina
A 2013 project by CCMMS student Miles Hunt
» Hurricanes After Hurricane Season
A 2013 project by CCMMS student Maggie Loughlin
» Is There a Correlation Between Wind Speed and Ozone Concentration in NC?
A 2012 project by CCMMS student Erin Cooper
» Changes in Storm Intensity in North Carolina
A 2012 project by CCMMS student Jalen Heyward
» Mount Pinatubo
A 2012 project by CCMMS student Jim Norris Jr.
» How Does Temperature Affect Total Energy Consumption?
A 2012 project by CCMMS student Grace Ownbey
» Where Does Our Water Go?
A 2011 project by CCMMS student Addison Callan
» Radiation Correlations
A 2011 project by CCMMS students, Zachary Jones and Nathan Ritchie
» Ice Days Climatology for North Carolina
A 2010 project by CCMMS students, Megan Bohm and Chloe Pearson
» Winter and Spring Correlations
A 2010 project by CCMMS students, Kylie Cross and Moises Diaz
» Where is it Snowing in North Carolina?
A 2009 project by CCMMS students, Lilly Stell and Lauren Harris
» Temperature and Precipitation Correlations
A 2009 project by CCMMS student, Illirik Smirnov
» Do the Sources of North Carolina's Water Supply Influence the Region's Ability to Withstand a Drought?
A 2008 project by CCMMS students, Prakhar Naithani and Zack Heath
» Tornadoes in North Carolina
A 2008 project by CCMMS students, Steven Terry and Michael Mantione
» Thunder, Wind, and Hail: A climatology of hail and severe thunderstorms in NC
A 2005 project by CCMMS students, Ashley Kirby and Carly Lippart
» Hurricane + Tornado = Disaster
A 2005 project by CCMMS students, Rob Collis and Cedrick Broadhurst
» Do Summer and Spring Climates Correlate?
A 2004 project by CCMMS students, Kellie Dean and Alex Pherribo
» Urbanization and Climate Variation
A 2004 project by CCMMS students, Anna Estrada-Reyes and Jamie Bottomley
» The Effect of the Gulf Stream on Frontogenesis in North Carolina
A 2003 project by CCMMS students, Ben Reid and Jon Bolding