Congratulations to Dr. Paul Markowski, ('96 BS Meteorology), Associate Professor of Meteorology, who has has won the
2010 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award. This award given by the Penn State Alumni Association is only in its fifth year and accepts only one nominee per college. Paul was selected by Dean Easterling in September to serve as the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences nominee.
One of Paul's nominators had this to say about his accomplishments. "Simply put, Paul is one of the best, most innovative, most forward-thinking young scientists that I know. In his approach to science, he combines the best techniques and thinking of classical synoptic and dynamic meteorology with modern day observational and modeling techniques to explore phenomena on the mesoscale. His doctoral work and subsequent research has greatly expanded our knowledge of basic physics underlying initiation of deep convective events and the dynamics of their subsequent evolution into thunderstorms."
The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. These prominent young alumni are nominated by an academic college and invited by the President of the University to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. They demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age. The award is a cast bronze medallion and framed certificate.
Paul accepted the award at the Penn State Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony held at The Nittany Lion Inn on April 9, 2010. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Markowski on this fine recognition of his achievements.