Upcoming Events

Apr 25, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Dr. Joel Myers

Meteo Colloquium

When Weather Changed History

Apr 30, 2018 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Yaosheng Chen -- PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"Response of a mixed-phase cloud to ice precipitation and downwelling longwave radiation from an upper layer cloud"

May 01, 2018 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Masashi Minamide -- PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"On the Predictability of Tropical Cyclones through All-sky Infrared Satellite Radiance Assimilation"

View all...

News

Six receive Faculty Scholar Medals

— posted on Apr 03, 2018 12:19 PM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Six University faculty members have received 2018 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement.

View all...

Spotlight

Fellowship allows meteorology graduate student to advocate for diversity

Aara'l Yarber 2018

Aara'L Yarber, right, looks at meteorology instruments with a fellow student during a trip to Cape Verde. Yarber was named one of three inaugural Next Generation Fellows by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Image: Gregory Jenkins

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the middle of a Category 1 hurricane in Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa, Aara’L Yarber discovered her passion for meteorology. Coming from Los Angeles, California, she had never experienced a hurricane before.

She was there for a field campaign for research through Howard University, led by faculty member Gregory Jenkins, launching aerosol sondes that helped probe atmospheric data.

“During the hurricane, I gained a new perspective. I suddenly became inspired by weather, climate, and air quality and the effects of these phenomena on underrepresented groups,” said Yarber, now a doctoral student in meteorology at Penn State.

Read the full article: penn state news logo

Fellowship allows meteorology graduate student to advocate for diversity