High School Students Participate in Climate Research

High School Students Participate in Climate Research

Each summer, the Center for Climate and Life supports a group of local high school students who spend four weeks at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory working individually and in small groups on research projects alongside our scientists. The goal of this program is to inspire and train the next generation of scientists by offering hands-on research experiences that equip students with the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in a STEM field.

Through this program, participants gain critical science skills, including how to read research papers, perform measurements, collect and present data, and report on their research.

In 2018, the following students worked with Christine McCarthy, a Lamont-Doherty geophysicist whose research examines the physics of ice: Naomi Habtu, Camille Lederer, An Nguyen, and Jeremy Yarden.

Jonathan Nichols, a Lamont-Dohertypaleoecologist who studies whether warming temperatures will cause Arctic peat bogs to decay or expand due to improved growing conditions, worked with the following students: Gillian Herzberger, Sophie McGrady, Emma Venarde, and James Zhang.

Visit our summer intern page to learn more about the program.