K-12 programs highlight opportunities to connect with Penn State

The annual weeklong camp is held by the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science in partnership with Penn State Conferences and Institutes. This year 37 students from 16 different states attended the program, which launched in 2001.

Students launching a weather balloon on the roof of Walker Building.Students from around the country participated in Advanced Weather Camp at Penn State this summer. The camp in one of many K-12 programs that connects students, educators, parents and guardians to Penn State. Credit: Photo provided. All Rights Reserved.

August 31, 2023

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. ­— Back when she was in high school, Katelyn Bahr attended Advanced Weather Camp at Penn State, and said it had a big impact on her life. Now a Penn State grad, she has worked as a lead counselor at the camp for three years, working to inspire the next generation of future meteorologists.

“Attending that camp solidified my decision to attend Penn State for meteorology," Bahr said. "I am now graduated with a degree in meteorology and atmospheric science. The counselors I had in 2018 were really nice, and I knew I wanted to study with people like that in college and have the same passion for meteorology."

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