Recently, U.S. Representative Jerry McNerney discussed the research of CECE undergraduate student Cindi-Ann Findley on the House floor to demonstrate the impact of STEM subjects in solving real-world problems.  Cindi-Ann uses numerical models to study hurricane storm surges under the direction of Dr. Talea Mayo.  Cindi-Ann spent the summer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, expanding upon the work she began with Dr. Mayo at UCF last fall. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation through one of Dr. Mayo’s research grants that aims to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences and related fields.