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Congratulations Lance Leslie and Mike Richman

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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.


Congratulations to the 2014-2015 SoM Student Award Winners!

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Undergraduate Awards
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

Graduate Awards
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


Congratulations to Brandon Centeno & Clarise Dyson - 2015-2017 Hollings Scholarship Recipients!

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The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.


Meteorology PhD Candidate wins Fellowship

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Meteorology PhD Candidate wins Fellowship

BIG congratulations to meteorology doctoral degree candidate Larissa Reames, was just awarded a Blue Water Fellowship. Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation of up to 50,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system, and funds for travel to a Blue Waters-sponsored symposium to present research progress and results.

The Blue Water program cuts across a wide range of fields that make intensive use of supercomputing, so the competition is steep.  Among the ten winners last year were investigations into how galaxies change through cosmic time, ionized plasma, data corruption on large super computing systems, accelerated particles and issues in weather and climate. The universities for last year’s winners included Cal Berkley, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Illinois.  Thanks to Larissa, OU is on that list this year! 

The honor is well deserved. Larissa earned her BS in Meteorology with Special Distinction in May of 2009 and her Master of Science in Meteorology in December 2012.  She is a strong and enthusiastic researcher who serves as an excellent mentor to the School’s incoming graduate students. 

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS, Larissa!


Provost’s PhD Dissertation Award Winner

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Dr. Aaron Johnson, a postdoctoral research scientist in the School of Meteorology, was the recipient of a 2014 Provost’s PhD Dissertation Award for his paper “Optimal Design of a Multi-Scale Ensemble System for Convective Scale Probabilistic Forecasts:  Data Assimilation and Initial Condition Perturbation Methods.”  Dr. Johnson earned his doctoral degree from OU in December, 2014.


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