It wasn’t hard for Angela Burke to narrow down her choices when she set out to earn her bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field. "Nothing in STEM held my interest except meteorology!" she says with a laugh. "I thought it was the coolest sounding option." Now, the Earth system science major is in her third year at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and rapidly making a name for herself in her chosen discipline. "I didn’t know much about it when I started, but I’ve been doing research in the field for three years now," she says. "That’s not what I was expecting, but Ryan Wade, my advisor, told me from the beginning that there are a lot more opportunities than students!"