The Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) field campaign carried out a wide array of educational activities, including a major first in a field project—a complete mission, including research flights, planned and executed entirely by students. This article describes the educational opportunities provided to the 24 graduate and 9 undergraduate students who participated in RICO.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico

National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland

University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands

University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, Illinois

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

*CURRENT AFFILIATION: University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland