Meteo 482 - Weather Communications II -- Industrial Section
Office Hours: W 7:00-10:00 and by Appointment
To create an interdisciplinary environment where the learners will gain skills in communication and investigation related to appli- cations in the non-science world
You will develop a TOOL that industry can use, and in fact will want to use, to make money.
- know your target’s business
- know the science of meteorology
- prove to the business that your product is unique
- support yourselves on the money you’ll get paid for this tool
- convince your target audience they will make more money if
- they pay you for your product
- peer presentations
- report writing
- effective teamwork
- literature search
- internet exploration
Outcomes of Assignment (150 points, * denotes group grade)
- logical index development (*)
- well-written, logically organized report with references (*)
- intelligent and confident oral presentation of plan with readily
- understandable graphics for a non-scientific audience
- relatively equal and fair division of labor among group members
Teaching Outline (Industrial Section Only)
- Class 1: Discussion of weather indices, development. In-class assignment
Industry profile handout, homework. Group formation.
- Class 2: Guest speaker.
- Class 3: Homework due. Specialty index development. Break-out session.
- Class 4: Progress reports, report outlines due, work on detailed outlines.
- Class 5: Draft report due.
- Class 6: Break-out session: draft comments from instructor. Final organization of reports and presentations.
- Class 7: Final written business report due. Model presentations to business
Executives (oral report), including examples of use. Self and group assessment.
Grading (Industrial Only)
- 60 points (40%) Final Written Report (Group)
- 50 points (33%) Oral Presentation (Individual)
- 30 points (20%) Evaluations (Individual)
- 10 points (7%) Homework (Individual)