MELBOURNE, FLA.—Keren Rosado, a master’s degree student in meteorology at Florida Institute of Technology, has been accepted to participate in the 2011 East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI). It is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The EAPSI introduces graduate students in the United States in the science and engineering fields to research settings in host laboratories in countries such as Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. Rosado will be in Taiwan from June 26 to Aug. 21.
Rosado’s adviser is Sen Chiao, associate professor, College of Engineering.
Her current research uses satellite data from the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate (COSMIC), also known as Taiwan’s Formosa Satellite Mission #3 (FORMOSAT-3) to simulate Hurricane Helene 2006. It is a joint Taiwan/U.S. science mission for weather, climate, space weather and geodetic research.
“I believe that this international experience will enhance my research and problem-solving techniques, which will allow me to address scientific situations from a different vantage point,” said Rosado. “This experience will further develop my scholastic and career interests in atmospheric science and will allow me to learn and work while gaining priceless experience in my field.”
Rosado is originally from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. After completing her summer experience and master’s degree, she plans to pursue a doctorate to address critical atmospheric questions in her field.