A West Texas A&M University student, Ava Sealy, a senior environmental science major from Lovington, New Mexico, will spend the summer at a renowned national laboratory to study how the climate impacts the formation of clouds.

According to WT officials, Sealy is one of about 180 other students from around the country selected to intern at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington.

Officials noted Sealy also spent several weeks in the Spring at Gruvebadet Atmospheric Laboratory and Dirigible Italia Arctic Station in Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard, Norway. Sealy will work on a project examining how ice in the atmosphere forms different types of cloud