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November 16, 2017

FORTCAST, ATS/CIRA top last year’s Cans Around the Oval donations

ATS and CIRA donated 86 pounds of food and $624 for a total impact of 3,206 pounds for this year's Cans Around the Oval campaign. The local drive is spearheaded by FORT Collins Atmospheric ScientisTs, or FORTCAST, local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Last year ATS and CIRA collected 72 pounds of food and $415 for a total impact of 2,147 pounds. This year's efforts bested last year's…
November 15, 2017

Jeff Pierce and Emily Fischer receive outstanding faculty awards

Associate Professor Jeff Pierce and Assistant Professor Emily Fischer were recognized with outstanding faculty awards at the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering all-college meeting Nov. 14. Pierce received the George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award, and Fischer received the George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award. This year's award winners were selected by a committee comprised of last year's winners. Nominations were submitted by colleagues and staff of…
November 14, 2017

Next FORTCAST speaker will talk about talking about the weather

Weather Underground blogger and author Bob Henson will present “Everybody Talks About the Weather: Reflections on Communicating about Weather and Climate” at the next installment of FORTCAST’s What’s Brewing in Weather and Climate series. Henson is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has appeared in Nature, Scientific American, Discover, Audubon, Sierra and dozens of other publications. He holds degrees in both meteorology and journalism. His most recent book is The…

Study: Networking, faculty mentorship retain female undergrads in geoscience

To retain more undergraduate women in geoscience majors, a supportive network that includes faculty mentorship seems to be a key driver, according to a new study led by Colorado State University. The study, published earlier this month in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first official result from an ongoing effort led by Emily Fischer, assistant professor of atmospheric science. Read the SOURCE article here. Photo at top by Ilana…
November 13, 2017

Andrea Jenney and Naufal Razin recognized at CSU Graduate Showcase

Two Department of Atmospheric Science students, Andrea Jenney and Naufal Razin, were recognized with outstanding presentation awards at the CSU Graduate Student Showcase on Nov. 9. They were selected from more than 300 graduate students from all eight of Colorado State University’s colleges. The Graduate Student Showcase awards recognize excellence in research, creativity and entrepreneurship in a variety of categories. The 2017 winners were announced by the Graduate School and…


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