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March 27, 2023

Impoverished, underserved school populations more exposed to air pollutants

U.S. schools located in impoverished areas or districts that represent historically underserved students are more likely to suffer from poor air quality, a team at Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science has found. This team was led by Professor Jeff Pierce and included Associate Professor Emily Fischer, Research Scientist Bonne Ford, and doctoral student Michael Cheeseman. This research appeared in the fall in GeoHealth, the American Geophysical Union’s research…
March 9, 2023

ATS students and a REU intern earn awards at AGU and AMS conferences

Several ATS students and a REU intern earned awards from the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society at their recent annual meetings. Kimberley Corwin – AMS first-place Best Student Poster Presentation for her poster “Historical Exposure of U.S. Solar Energy Potential to Smoke-Driven Changes in Shortwave Irradiance” for the 14th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy. Eric Goldenstern – AMS second-place Student Poster Presentation Award for…
February 28, 2023

CSU machine learning model helps forecasters improve confidence in storm prediction

When severe weather is brewing and life-threatening hazards like heavy rain, hail or tornadoes are possible, advance warning and accurate predictions are of utmost importance. Colorado State University weather researchers have given storm forecasters a powerful new tool to improve confidence in their forecasts and potentially save lives. Over the last several years, Russ Schumacher, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science and Colorado State Climatologist, has led a team…
February 7, 2023

Department honors 2022 Outstanding Alum Walt Petersen

Dr. Walt Petersen of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center visited the department on Thursday, February 2 to be honored as the 2022 ATS Outstanding Alum. Department Head Eric Maloney provided some background on the honor, and bestowed on Walt the trophy and an honorary bound copy of his sizeable Ph.D thesis, before Prof. Steve Rutledge formally introduced him. Walt gave a talk that traced his career path from the Navy…
January 19, 2023

ATS Faculty Featured on the Impact Map at CSU Spur

The bilingual CSU Impact Map highlights the impactful work of researchers, alumni, and students at CSU. Located online and at the CSU Spur campus in Denver in a large, touch screen format, the map features some of the people at CSU who are working to address global challenges. University Distinguished Prof. Sonia Kreidenweis, Prof. Russ Schumacher, Prof. Steve Miller, and Prof. Kristen Rasmussen are each featured in the map. Click…
December 7, 2022

Gabrielle Leung and Wei-Ting Hsiao awarded Dietrich and Shrake-Culler Scholarships

It was announced at a department ceremony on November 18 that Gabrielle (Bee) Leung has received the 2022 David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship, and Wei-Ting Hsiao was awarded the 2022 Shrake-Culler Scholarship. Prof. Susan van den Heever and Department Head Eric Maloney presented these awards to Bee and Wei-Ting, respectively, at a midday ceremony today in ATS 101. Wei-Ting and Bee also provided brief presentations of their recent research. Students receiving the Dietrich Scholarship have demonstrated outstanding…


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