Over the summer I had the opportunity to work on an incredibly exciting project to gather climate data on the Indian subcontinent to be made available to the scientific community. I have always had a deep love for the environment, spending all of my free time in the mountains or exploring whatever small corner of nature I could find near home. As soon as I realized my love for statistics and data, I knew that it was important for me to apply this to one of the greatest projects our society has been tasked with: exploring climate and the impact humans have had on it. The research being done throughout the Indian subcontinent is fascinating and there is so much we can learn from it. Throughout this experience I was able to gain so many valuable insights through observing and gathering data from academics based around the world. The science being done to determine environmental changes is mind boggling, and I found so much beauty in seeing how much can be learned from something as simple as a tree trunk or lake sediment. I am thrilled to have been a part of this project and can’t wait to see the impact that it will have.
Berkley Larson is a junior majoring in Quantitative Finance. Participation in this research project was funded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant at CU Boulder.