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June 21, 2024

Congratulations to Our 2024 Graduates!

We asked our graduating students about their plans following graduation and the most important thing they learned at CSU. Here are their responses. Nico Gordillo I’m continuing towards a Ph.D. Finding your own system to enjoy working goes a long way. I-Ting Ku I will continue to work with Jeff as a post-doc. Besides all the great opportunities I had been given to learn and grow to achieve my academic…
May 16, 2024

Congratulations to our WSCOE award winners

ATS faculty, research scientists, and staff received some outstanding honors at the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering all-College meeting and awards ceremony on May 6, held at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. Jessie Creamean was given the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher award, to recognize outstanding research accomplishments and exceptionally dedicated service to the Department or College by a researcher. Jim Hurrell was honored with the Art…
May 15, 2024

Andrey Marsavin, Allie Mazurek receive the Riehl and Silva Dias Awards

Each spring, the department awards the Herbert Riehl Memorial Award and the Maria Silva Dias Award to students nominated by their advisers for outstanding research. Andrey Marsavin and Allie Mazurek received the Riehl Award and the Silva Dias Award respectively this year. The Riehl Award, named in honor of department founder Herbert Riehl, recognizes an outstanding research paper by an M.S. student or beginning Ph.D. student. Marsavin was nominated by…
May 13, 2024

Prof. Patrick Keys envisions sci-fi worlds involving changes to atmospheric water cycle

Human activity is changing the way water flows between the Earth and atmosphere in complex ways and with likely long-lasting consequences that are hard to picture. Land use change is altering where clouds form and how precipitation is distributed. Meanwhile, weather modification activities like cloud seeding are shifting how nations plan for water use in the face of climate change. These and other changes to the planet’s atmospheric water cycle…

CSU-led satellite mission to study extreme weather moves into construction phase

A Colorado State University-led effort to study storms and extreme weather from space using small satellites passed a key review by NASA in November 2023. With that approval in hand, the team will now focus on building the satellites and instruments with industry partners in Colorado, while also developing the needed research techniques and software to accomplish its mission. The development marks an important milestone for the $177 million at selection…
May 7, 2024

Dr. Dien Wu to Join ATS as an Assistant Professor

It is a pleasure to announce Dr. Dien Wu will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor in January 2025. Dr. Wu ( will be coming here as a culmination of our recent surface-atmosphere interaction faculty search. Currently a scientist in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at Cal Tech, Dr. Wu received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Utah in 2020. She seeks to…


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