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Published December 2007 | Published
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In the Driver's Seat: Rico and Education


The Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) field campaign carried out a wide array of educational activities, including a major first in a field project—a complete mission, including research flights, planned and executed entirely by students. This article describes the educational opportunities provided to the 24 graduate and 9 undergraduate students who participated in RICO.

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© 2007 American Meteorological Society. Funding for graduate student participation in RICO was provided by the National Science Foundation under Grants NSF-ATM-0346172, ATM-0336849, ATM-0342623, ATM-034258, ATM-0342421, ATM-0342618, ATM-0342597, ATM-0342623, ATM-034258, ATM-0342651, and ATM-0526600. Undergraduates participating in RICO were funded by the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program under Grants NSF-ATM-0346172, ATM-0342623, and ATM-034258. Funding for participation of middle school teacher Judy Malley was supported by the NSF under Grant NSF-ATM-0342623, which contained a partnership with Dr. Susan Buhr and Genevieve Healy of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Outreach program. The authors thank the many scientists and staff of the National Center for Atmospheric Research for all their efforts in the field mentoring students. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Illinois State Water Survey.

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