National Weather Center REU Undergraduate Researcher
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sarah Henry is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois studying aerospace engineering and atmospheric sciences. Her interests lie broadly in the areas of climatology and atmospheric dynamics. Her work in the past has involved working with climate model output data to evaluate the effects of greenhouse gases and aerosols on tropical cyclone genesis. She is a member of the 2023 National Weather Center Research Experience for Undergraduates cohort and is mentored by Dr. Chenghao Wang. Her work during the REU program aims to understand how the frequency of compound air pollution and heat wave events in urban areas has changed due to global warming. After graduating from the University of Illinois, she plans to pursue further education and research in atmospheric sciences.