- Research Topics
Undergraduate students support a number of ongoing research activities at COAPS through OPS part-time employment. In the physical sciences, topic areas include meteorological and oceanographic data analysis, air-sea interactions, climate data services, and scientific computing. Undergraduates with strong computer skills can develop codes (C, FORTRAN, Perl, GrADS, IDL, Matlab) to process and display physical data, provide programming support for HTML, PHP, and SQL databases, or assist with systems and hardware administration.
Undergraduates interested in working at COAPS are encouraged to visit Employment Opportunites to view current openings. Students pursuing degrees in meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, or information studies are encouraged to apply.
Undergraduates in meteorology (and some other disciplines) will be encouraged to complete a directed research project in their senior year. For those in the FSU Honors Program and FSU Honors in the Major Program, this project may satisfy your thesis requirements. In any case, these projects are often submitted to FSU, ACC, and national scientific conferences and provide an undergraduate with the unique opportunity to conduct hands-on research.