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School of Meteorology Professor Dr. Steven Cavallo Featured in U.S. Department of State Article

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School of Meteorology Professor Dr. Steven Cavallo wrote an article that was just posted to the U.S. Department of State’s Official Arctic Twitter account, called “Our Arctic Nation” at:
https://medium.com/our-arctic-nation/week-27-oklahoma-9821a6f2a317#.g0154qhv6

The Article features Oklahoma and how our state is connected to the Arctic.  The primary forum in which the U.S. engages in Arctic diplomacy is through the Arctic Council, and they have a blog series on their twitter account. (They are featuring a different state every week; Oklahoma is week 27).


OU Graduate Student awarded East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship

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The School of Meteorology congratulates Graduate student Hayden Mahan for being awarded an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship (EAPSI) from the National Science Foundation! He received the award for his work entitled “Optimized Methods to Compare Remotely Sensed Estimates of Evapotranspiration with In-Situ Observations”.

The EAPSI program is designed to provide graduate students from the United States opportunities to gain first-hand research experiences in partner locations (Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan), an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location, and an orientation to the society, culture, and language of these locations. Hayden will travel to Seoul, South Korea to work with Dr. Youngryel Ryu at Seoul National University over a 10-week period during the Summer of 2016 and will work with the Breathing Earth System Simulation (BESS) model and its application to evapotranspiration (ET) of carbon exchange between the land and atmosphere across the Southern Great Plains of the United States.

Hayden will be blogging during his trip to talk about his experiences. You can access his blog here: http://korea.som.ou.edu/


Fourth video highlighting upcoming NASA Research Project published!

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We have released part 4 of our video series featuring this research project!

In this video, Professor Homeyer talks about how the project will impact society: http://bit.ly/1Ur96BM

In case you missed it, here is part 1: http://bit.ly/1O9z8tT, part 2: http://bit.ly/25HPemv, and part 3: http://bit.ly/1YmsAKS

The School of Meteorology (SoM) and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) were recently awarded a 2-year NASA proposal that supports a unique undergraduate research project. The project includes the design, development, and deployment of a cloud radar on a high-altitude research aircraft. Student groups including sophomores, juniors, and seniors from the ECE and SoM will lead all phases of the project under the mentorship of three faculty: Drs. John Dyer and Yan (Rockee) Zhang from the ECE and Dr. Cameron Homeyer from the SoM. ECE students will be responsible for instrument development and integration on NASA aircraft. SoM students will be responsible for developing key science goals of the research flights and will lead the forecasting and flight planning efforts during deployment. The data gathered by the cloud radar during flight will be used by both groups of students to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering and the atmospheric sciences.

Further details about the program and projects selected for funding are available in an April 6th, 2016 NASA press release: http://bit.ly/1TVCi6I


School of Meteorology Professor Jason Furtado nominated to Science Workshop

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Jason Furtado was nominated and accepted an invitation to attend the 2016 Effectively Communicating Science Workshop – Expert Witness Training Academy, which will take place late this summer.

The workshop will provide training on scientific communication for multiple audiences, including political and legal. The workshop is a week-long event at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The goal of the workshop is to help scientists and science educators communicate and teach complex science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) principles and concepts more effectively and ethically in a variety of forums, and to many different types of audiences, who may or may not have any formal science training.  The workshops hope to accomplish this goal through simulations of legal and public policy scenarios, including a legislative hearing, arbitration, a jury trial and other challenging settings. The faculty has included experienced judges and legal experts

All expenses will be covered by the sponsor of the workshop, the Paleoclimate Program at the National Science Foundation.

The School of Meteorology congratulates Jason on this exciting and unique opportunity!


Third video highlighting upcoming NASA Research Project published!

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We have released part 3 of our video series featuring this research project!

In this video, Professor Homeyer talks about how long the project will last and why: http://bit.ly/1YmsAKS

In case you missed it, here is part 1: http://bit.ly/1O9z8tT and here is part 2: http://bit.ly/25HPemv

The School of Meteorology (SoM) and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) were recently awarded a 2-year NASA proposal that supports a unique undergraduate research project. The project includes the design, development, and deployment of a cloud radar on a high-altitude research aircraft. Student groups including sophomores, juniors, and seniors from the ECE and SoM will lead all phases of the project under the mentorship of three faculty: Drs. John Dyer and Yan (Rockee) Zhang from the ECE and Dr. Cameron Homeyer from the SoM. ECE students will be responsible for instrument development and integration on NASA aircraft. SoM students will be responsible for developing key science goals of the research flights and will lead the forecasting and flight planning efforts during deployment. The data gathered by the cloud radar during flight will be used by both groups of students to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering and the atmospheric sciences.

Further details about the program and projects selected for funding are available in an April 6th, 2016 NASA press release: http://bit.ly/1TVCi6I


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