Alice Duvivier gets a kick out of reading, cooking, traveling, biking, hiking,
climbing, and backpacking. She is a physics major at Colorado College and was a
summer 2008 intern at CMMAP at Colorado State University.|
Alice grew up in Boulder, Colorado and went on family hikes every weekend. She
loved biking, climbing, and backpacking. She attended Boulder High School and
flourished in science classes.
In college, Alice ran a club that taught primary and secondary students about
science and was proud that they taught students a wide range of topics. She
knew that she wanted a career in science. After contemplating becoming a
doctor, she found that she didn't enjoy working in the hospital. Alice is
unsure of what she will do in the future, but is still exploring different
science related careers. She is considering jobs in the earth science and
At CSU, Alice worked on a research project with her fellow intern Jette
Petersen. They worked on a
approximation for mathematical operators
necessary in climate modeling. They are improving technology used in
climate modeling to make it more efficient and accurate. Alice finds CMMAP
pleasant and inviting. "I enjoyed working with such a supportive and
encouraging group. It helped me understand my project better and made me feel
like my work was going to be helpful to the overall climate modeling process."
Alice's future plans include a year off while applying for graduate school,
getting a dog, and spending time researching. She will decide what specific
type of research she is interested in after attending graduate school.