University of Oklahoma is proudly hosting the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Environmental Journalists. The Conference takes place from 7 to 11 October 2015. Members of the School are participating in several sessions. SEJ is “your source for environment, energy, science, health and climate reporting”. See http://www.sej.org/
Norman, Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma have been busy hosting several large meetings highly relevant to the atmospheric science community. Recent meetings have included:
i) The American Meteorological Society’s 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology on the 14-18 September; ii) The 2015 International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges (ISEC) dedicated to the memory
of the late Dr. Yoshi Sasaki. ISEC highlights the partnership between the University of Oklahoma and Kyoto University, ISEC is dedicated to bringing together scientists and engineers from around the world to share recent advances in the study of the Earth.
Congratulations to graduate student Addison Alford and his advisor Dr. Mike Biggerstaff. Addison won the award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at the recent American Meteorological Society’s 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology.
Addison’s poster was entitled “High-Resolution Dual-Doppler Observations of Tropical Cyclone Rossby Vortex Waves”. Addison also worked with Dr. Biggerstaff on undergraduate research. Another alumnus of Dr. Biggerstaff’s undergraduate research group, Curtis Riganti,
received first place for oral presentation. That’s a sweep for Biggerstaff-mentored undergraduates!!!! Curtis is currently a Masters student in meteorology working under Dr. Adam Houston at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Congratulations once again to Curtis, Addison and Dr. Biggerstaff
STS-33, STS-49, STS-61, STS-73
A free presentation by Astronaut Kathy Thornton will visit the University of Oklahoma to share her experiences as a NASA astronaut
and the impact of STEM education during a lecture and scholarship presentation. This event is open to the public.
Friday, October 30, 2015 / 3 p.m. / Reynold Performing Arts Center
2016 AMS Award Winners
The Remote Sensing Prize
For fundamental contributions to weather radar science and technology, with applications to observations of severe storms and tropospheric winds.
The Charles Franklin Brooks Award
James Kimpel, CCM
For decades of faithful service and enlightened leadership in the Society, guiding it to remain vigorous, relevant, and focused on the future.