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November 19, 2020

COVID-19 update: Department office hours and staff contact information

The department office currently has reduced in-person staffing due to the pandemic. The office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. All staff members will be available by email or phone during normal business hours. Effective Nov. 30, all buildings except the chemistry building will be locked during the day, and you will need your key card to enter them. ATS West will be unlocked…
January 8, 2021

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 graduates!

The department celebrated fall graduates with a Zoom ceremony Jan. 8. Advisers shared information about each graduate, and family and friends were able to attend. We asked our graduating students about their plans following graduation and the most important thing they learned at CSU. Here are their responses. Alex DesRosiers "I will be continuing on as a Ph.D. student at CSU." "Just because you don't have the slightest idea how…
December 11, 2020

Department honors 2020 Outstanding Alums Bob Rauber and Julie Demuth

The department recognized 2020 Outstanding Alums Bob Rauber and Julie Demuth in a virtual ceremony Dec. 10. “2020 has been for all of us a really challenging year, so it’s especially nice when we have opportunities like today to celebrate good things, like the accomplishments of our outstanding alumni, and we have two great examples today," Department Head Jeff Collett kicked off the ceremony. "Sometimes universities give these awards to…
December 9, 2020

Paul DeMott maintains Web of Science highly cited researcher title

Senior Research Scientist Paul DeMott was listed among Clarivate Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researchers, for the second year in a row. Using Web of Science citation data, experts from the Institute for Scientific Information identify influential researchers who rank in the top 1 percent of citations for field and year. Out of nearly 8 million researchers in the world over the past decade, less than 1 percent qualify for…
December 1, 2020

TMP researchers correctly predicted extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was extremely active. This heightened level of hurricane activity was relatively well anticipated by Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project. The season broke the single-season Atlantic named storm record with 30 named storms and also featured 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes – both the second most on record. Twelve named storms, of which six were at hurricane strength, made landfall in the continental United…
November 20, 2020

Kate O’Dell and Sean Freeman awarded Dietrich and Shrake-Culler scholarships

In a virtual ceremony Friday, Kate O'Dell received the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship and Sean Freeman received the Shrake-Culler Scholarship. O'Dell's advisers, Professors Jeff Pierce and Emily Fischer, nominated her for the Dietrich Scholarship and announced her as the recipient. "Kate's just a wonderful person, who's hard-working and easy to work with, who has made terrific contributions to air pollution research," Pierce said. "Kate's work has enabled many other…
November 11, 2020

Bob Rauber and Julie Demuth chosen as 2020 Outstanding Alums

Two exceptional alumni from the department will receive the Outstanding Alum Award this year, Bob Rauber and Julie Demuth. Rauber earned his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) from the department, studying with Professor Lew Grant. His dissertation was "Physical Structure of Northern Colorado River Basin Cloud Systems." Rauber joined the faculty of the atmospheric sciences department at the University of Illinois in 1987, where he has been an award-winning teacher.…


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