RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES PROJECT: This proto-type, proof-of-concept international project is part of an ongoing NSF funded research (ATM-0111581; PI: Dr. Fredrick Semazzi; Co-PI: Dr. Lian Xie) that provides opportunity for undergraduate students in the US and Eastern Africa to gain early experience in climate modeling and international research collaboration. The students participate in a series of computer web-based tutorials and videoconferencing sessions. Each student is expected to prepare a research report at the end of the research project assignment. As part of the training, the students enroll for a special topics 3-credit hours course (MEA-493; Undergraduate Research Experience in Climate Modeling Research). Selection of the students is based on academic merit.