OU students win 2nd place in national Climate Game Jam contest. NOAA sponsored its first nationwide game jam, designed to engage students at all levels (K-12 and university) and adults and gaming professionals in developing games about to teach the public about climate change. OU students David Gagne (SOM), Timothy Supinie (SOM), Andrea Balfour (CS), and Sarah Garfinkel (Geography) collaborated to create the game Climate Conquerors. This board game combined elements of successful board games to create a world where the players must collect resources to grow their cities while maintaining an overall positive carbon impact on the environment.
Here is the video for the game they made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms40gLHx7bI&feature=youtu.be
The 2015-2016 Outstanding Junior is Tyler Wawrzyniak. Tyler is a meteorology major from China, Michigan. He is a member of OWL (the Oklahoma Weather Lab), serves as a mentor to freshmen meteorology majors, and is working with Dr. Chilson on the CLOUDMAP UAV research project. Tyler is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and has participated in “Relay for Life.”
The 2015-2016 Outstanding Senior is Brett Borchardt. Brett will graduate with a BS in Meteorology, Summa cum Laude, May 2016. Brett was also named the College’s Outstanding Junior last year. He is from Naperville, IL. Brett has also participated in a number of extracurricular activities, including OWL, the SoM Peer Mentoring Program, and SCAMS, as well has volunteering for the Big Event, the National Weather Festival, and the Naperville (IL) Emergency Management Association.
The first alternate to Outstanding Senior is Reagan Metz, who will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability - Planning & Management, Summa cum Laude, May 2016.
The second alternate to Outstanding Senior is Lisa Mae Fiedler who will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability-Culture & Society, with Distinction, May 2016.