HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 31, 2014) – Students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will gain real-world experience through internships, and the university will do cooperative research with meteorological company Baron Services Inc. following the signing of a memorandum of understanding today.
“This is an excellent opportunity for UAH students to work with Baron Services, a world leader in radar remote sensing,” said Dr. Sundar Christopher, professor and chairman of the UAH Department of Atmospheric Science, and associate director of the Earth System Science Center. “This will further strengthen research collaborations between our two organizations.”
UAH internship candidates will be selected by a faculty liaison in cooperation with Baron Services, and faculty may participate as resource persons in the internship on a limited basis. Select Baron Services employees will collaborate in developing student assignments and training activities, and will instruct, evaluate and supervise the student. Baron Services will report student progress and performance to UAH.
“A true pioneer in weather radar research, UAH is a great partner for us,” said Bob Baron, president and CEO of Baron Services. “Both of our organizations share the same passion for discovery. We look forward to working with the talent at UAH and furthering the science of meteorology.”
Under the agreement, Baron Services and UAH will have the right to cooperatively publish scholarly articles and papers arising from the internship experiences.
Baron Services Inc. has worked to expand the meteorological reach of the broadcast, aviation, marine, public service and government sectors for more than 20 years. The company previously worked with UAH on ARMOR and MAX weather radar systems. By improving the timeliness and accuracy of meteorological information, Baron works with its partners to provide the best possible protection of life and property in the U.S. and internationally.