Endowment established for weather analysis and forecasting
November 5, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A graduate of meteorology and his wife recently pledged $250,000 to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology to support faculty contributions to teaching, research and public service. The couple, who wishes to remain anonymous, created this endowment to focus specifically on weather forecasting and communications.
“This endowment will provide state-of-the-art educational experiences for our students in weather analysis and forecasting,” said Bill Easterling, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. “The objective of the endowment is to educate and develop future leaders in the U.S. weather and climate enterprise. This objective directly complements the goal of the college’s new Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.”