During January and February 2020, group members Matthew Miller, Sandra Yuter, Laura Tomkins, Ronak Patel, and Daniel Hueholt will spend time at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supporting mission science and forecasting for the NASA Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field program. Matthew Miller will also go to Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia to work in mission science support for the NASA ER-2 aircraft. Image: Meteorology majors Daniel Hueholt and Ronak Patel standing in front of the P3 research aircraft at NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility. Both students did winter storm forecasting and P3 aircraft data collection for the NASA IMPACTS field program.
Laura Tomkins and Spencer Rhodes in Savannah, Georgia for the AMS Mesoscale Conference.
Group members presented their research at two conferences in July.
Matthew Miller presented a poster on the influence of gravity waves on clouds and precipitation at the Gordon Research Conference on Climate and Radiation in Lewiston, ME.
At the 18th AMS Mesoscale Processes Conference, Spencer Rhodes and Laura Tomkins presented talks describing their respective M.S. thesis research on cloud-eroding boundaries in the southeast Atlantic. Sandra Yuter presented a talk on local environments for ice growth in storms.
Graduate student Spencer Rhodes has been selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding TA Award. This award honors undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence as Teaching Assistants. Spencer was nominated by Professor Sandra Yuter for his work in MEA 215 Spring 2018 and MEA 421 Fall 2018.
Congratulations to graduating seniors Emma Scott and Laura Tomkins!
Emma Scott was awarded University Scholars and the Departmental Honor and attained Summa Cum Laude. She will be attending graduate school at University of Illinois in the fall.
Laura Tomkins was awarded MEAS Outstanding Senior in Meteorology and attained Magna Cum Laude. Laura will be attending graduate school at University of Kansas in the fall.
Levi Lovell was awarded the Jerry Watson Scholarship at the May 2017 meeting of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.