The School of Meteorology has a new featured correspondent! Ms Kaylee Nix will be chronicling her journey from sophomore year information sessions to studying abroad in Spring 2017. Check out her blog here: http://adventuresabroad.som.ou.edu/index.php/2016/04/22/welcome-to-adventures-abroad/ Kaylee’s blog will be a great way for both current and incoming Meteorology majors to get an idea of what it’s like to study abroad, and what it takes to get there.
We’re proud to announce our three new Phi Beta Kappa Society inductees, David Harrison, Rachel Frazier, and Brett Borchardt! Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most presitgious honor society in the nation, founded in 1776. PBK celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, honoring the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 286 top schools across the nation.Membership is granted through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process that takes into consideration academic success and breadth of study. https://www.pbk.org/web
Say hello to our new Social Media Assistants! Jordan Overton and Erica Lopez will be helping to highlight some of the amazing things that are going on here in the School of Meteorology. They will be sharing stories about the amazing students, faculty, and staff we have here as well as stories about some of our visitors and events.
David Gagne has been chosen for a prestigious National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship. The postdoctoral program provides an opportunity for Ph.D. scientists to pursue their
research interests in atmospheric and related science.
The primary goal of the program is to develop the careers of Ph.D. graduates. The ASP also encourages independence and creativity while providing an environment in which fellows collaborate with and are mentored by experienced scientists at NCAR.
David will be working with Dr. Sue Ellen Haupt from the Research Applications Lab and Dr. Doug Nychka of Computational Information Systems Lab on developing advanced machine learning techniques to do a multi-scale analysis of the meteorological factors that affect solar irradiance variability.
Joshua Wadler: 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps
ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education.
Nationwide, only three of these prestigious fellowships were offered to students in the atmospheric sciences. We’re
extremely proud that Josh, a graduating senior originally from New York, was one of them. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami. As with all of our seniors, we’ll be sad to see him go, but we know he has an incredibly bright future ahead of him!