ACES: A Scholarship Program for Atmospheric and Computer Science Exploratory Scholars


UNC Asheville is nationally recognized for excellence in undergraduate research. ACES scholars are automatically eligible to participate in all aspects of research supported at UNC Asheville; from data collection associated with traditional field work, to data analysis and the presentation of scientific findings through presentations at seminars and professional conferences and through the publication of articles in conference volumes and scientific journals.


ACES scholars are also automatically eligible to investigate teaching opportunities by serving as laboratory assistants, course mentors, and course tutors associated with low- and mid-level courses at UNC Asheville, and as K–12 science and college outreach presenters at Asheville area schools.


Exploration of real-time activities is also encouraged for ACES scholars through the analysis and dissemination of hazardous weather-related conditions via the posting of publicly-accessible weather forecast videos and customized web-pages to notify Asheville area residents of predicted weather impacts. Scholars are also encouraged to participate in "Career Night" presentations organized by UNC Asheville's Career Center and in internship opportunities that provide valuable work experience and insights into real-world career paths.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1356218. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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