Max Grover

Earth System Data Scientist

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Internship and Work Experience

Research Assistant (May 2019 - August 2019)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | Champaign, Illinois

  • Analyze climate change impacts on hazardous weather
  • Characterize severe storms in the Southern Hemisphere through observational data collected from the RELAMPAGO field campaign

Unidata Software Development Intern (May 2019 - August 2019)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) | Boulder, Colorado

Independent Student Contractor (August 2018 - August 2019)
United States Geological Survey (USGS) | Chesterton, Indiana

  • Created data workflow in Python for Indiana Dunes microclimate sensors
  • Finalized project through both a poster and virtual training sessions

Research Projects

Raspberry SCI: Inexpensive Parallel Computing for Meteorology
Funded by Valparaiso University Guild | Valparaiso, Indiana

  • Worked with Dr. Nicholas Rosasco, Dr. Kevin Goebbert, and Terry Wade at Valpo
  • Coordinated with Eliott Foust from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • Finalized clusters are being implemented into the Numerical Weather Prediction class

Tornado Damage Path Detection Using Hyper-Spectral Imagery
Research Experience for Undergraduates | University of Northern Iowa | Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • Interdisciplinary program focused on hyper-spectral imagery research applications
  • Participated in professional development workshops and visited USGS EROS station
  • Presented at the AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Anticipated 2021)
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science

Valparaiso University (2019)
Bachelor of Science - Meterology Major - Mathematics Minor

  • Dean’s List
  • Presidential Scholarship Based on Merit
  • Valpo Alumni Award

Memberships and Honors

American Meteorological Society (2015 - Present)
Northwest Indiana Local Chapter | Valparaiso, Indiana

  • Attended 2018 and 2019 AMS Annual Meeting
  • Participated in Great Lakes Meteorology Conference

Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honor Society (2017 - 2019)
Valparaiso University | Valparaiso, Indiana

  • Volunteered for outreach events in local community
  • Mentored new students in the meteorology program

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (2016 - 2019)
Iota Sigma Zeta - Valparaiso University | Valparaiso, Indiana

  • Served the community through volunteering at local soup kitchen
  • Coordinated recruitment efforts through planning events and contacting potential new members

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