October 1, 2013
The AMS Teaching Excellence Award was renamed after Edward N. Lorenz, almost five years after his passing in 2008. The AMS is honoring Edward N. Lorenz by renaming the Teaching Excellence Award after the pioneer meteorologist. Best known as the founder of the chaos theory and butterfly effect, Lorenz was also an influential professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for decades.
Dr. Keyser is currently a Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY.
"Keyser has received this prestigious award “for his meticulously crafted and inspiring lectures, his individualized mentoring and unwavering commitment to students, and his landmark contributions to synoptic and mesoscale meteorology education" (AMS).
The award will be conferred at the AMS Annual Meeting in February, 2014.