Congratulations to School of Meteorology graduate student Burkely Twiest and her advisor Adam Clark for receiving the 1st place award for Outstanding Student Oral Presentation at the American Meteorological Society’s Conference on Weather and Forecasting. The presentation was entitled “Using the High-Resolution NSSL-WRF Ensemble to Provide Hazard Guidance.”
Congratulations to School of Meteorology graduate student Eswar Iyer and his advisor Adam Clark for receiving the 2nd place for Outstanding Student Oral Presentation at the American Meteorological Society’s Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction. The presentation was entitled “Comparison of 36-60 Hour Precipitation Forecasts from Convection-Allowing and Convection-Parameterizing Ensembles”
The School of Meteorology welcomes Dr. Jason Furtado to the faculty as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining OU, Dr. Furtado was previously a Staff Scientist at Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. Dr. Furtado’s research interests are in large-scale climate dynamics and global climate variability on time scales from sub-seasonal to decadal and beyond. These interests have led to investigations of Pacific Decadal Variability and Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling with an extensive publication and grants record for an early career scientist. His list of honors and awards include an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Howard T. Orville Scholarship, an AMS/NASA Earth Science Fellowship, a Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship and top National Forecaster Awards for several cities in the National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest/WxChallenge.
Dr. Furtado has teaching experience, for example, as a Lecturer at Boston University, a Guest Lecturer at University of Massachusetts at Lowell and extensively as a graduate student at Georgia Tech. Dr. Furtado received his PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy. He also has a M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University and B.S. degrees in Meteorology and Mathematics from Lyndon State College.
Congratulations Lance Leslie and Mike Richman on your paper co-authored by Hamish A. Ramsay titled Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Predictions Using Optimized Combinations of ENSO Regions: Application to the Coral Sea Basin reaching #1 in J Climate and #3 in all AMS Journals! We are so proud of you!
Click here for the link to the paper.
Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award – METR Senior w/ Best Overall GPA – Benjamin Toms
Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award – METR Junior w/ Best Overall GPA – Brett Borchardt, Rachel Frazier, Andrew Moore, Rachel Norris
Faculty Recognition for Outstanding Performance as an Undergraduate – Jessica Tomaszewski
SoM Director’s Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Department as an Undergraduate – Kate-Lynn Walsh
The Mark & Kandi McCasland Award four Outstanding Undergraduate Research – Conor McNicholas
Douglas Lilly Award for Best PhD Student Publication – Nicholas Gasperoni
Yoshi Sasaki Award for Best MS Student Publication – Christopher Kerr
Tommy C. Craighead Award for Best Paper in Radar Meteorology – James Kurdzo
SoM Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award – Amanda Kis
Faculty Recognition for Outstanding Performance as a Graduate Student – Ben Blake
SoM Director’s Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Department as a Graduate Student – Dylan Lusk
Special SoM Scholarships
Kelvin & Lisa Droegemeier Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Meteorology – Martin Satrio
Eric Nguyen Memorial Scholarship – Andrew Lyons
Fawbush-Miller Scholarship for Excellence in Forecasting – Benjamin Toms
Forrest W. Johns Memorial Meteorology Scholarship – Kelton Halbert
Rex L. Inman Memorial Scholarship – Stuart Edris
E.W. (Joe) Friday Scholarship – Sarah Rodriguez
Thomas Julian Lockhart Scholarship in METR Measurements & Observing Systems – Brandon Taylor