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Dr. Ray Najjar talks about ocean-atmosphere interactions.     


Our graduate degree programs encompass the full spectrum of atmospheric sciences including, but not limited to, climate, oceanography, clouds and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, boundary layer and turbulence, weather risk management, as well as tropical, synoptic, and mesoscale meteorology.

Spring 2016 Deadlines:  

Monday, January 18:  

Martin Luther King Day - No classes

Monday, January 25:  

Activate intent to graduate

Monday, February 15:  

Submit doctoral dissertation for format review

Monday, February 15:

Submit master's thesis for format review. 

Friday, March 4:  

Doctoral dissertation defense deadline.

Monday, April 4:

Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials

Friday, April 29:

Classes end

Sunday, May 8:

Commencement, 6:30 pm, Bryce Jordan Center


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Graduate Student News
Fall 2016 Hertz Graduate Fellowships The Hertz Foundation invites applications for Fall 2016 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences. Application deadline: October 30, 2015. Sep 09, 2015
SMART Scholarship-for-service Program The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. 2015 Application Deadline: December 31, 2015. May 15, 2015
Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system Fuqing Zhang and a team of weather modelers at Penn State University have created an improved method of hurricane forecasting Jun 26, 2014
Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast Residents of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate. Jun 24, 2014
Conditions at Penn State Weather Camp: Mostly curious UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill Syrett counted down, and more than 40 pairs of eyes turned to the clouds. Jun 24, 2014
Six Things Michael Mann Wants You to Know About the Science of Global Warming There is nothing controversial about the work of climatologist Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. Jun 13, 2014
Battle stations for an ice-free Arctic The summer seas around the North Pole could be ice-free in 15 years. Rear Admiral David Titley was given the task of working out what that meant for the US Navy. He talks with Elizabeth Finkel. Jun 04, 2014
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