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February 8, 2024

Prof. Sonia Kreidenweis Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering is adding University Distinguished Professor, ATS Faculty member, and CIRA Fellow Sonia Kreidenweis as a new member for 2024. Election to the body is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education. Sonia was cited “For elucidating the impact of aerosols on climate, linking chemical composition and cloud formation capacity.”…
January 13, 2024

2024 Climate Change in Colorado report: Takeaways, context, and details

The third edition of the Climate Change in Colorado report was published on Jan. 8, 2024. Created by ATS researchers at Colorado State University, the new multi-chapter report combines and synthesizes relevant climate science information to help inform future management and planning of the state’s water resources. Previous editions of the report in 2008 and 2014 were among the first state-level climate change assessments ever conducted in the U.S. The…
January 12, 2024

Department Hosting a Virtual Meet & Greet for Prospective Students

The CSU Department of Atmospheric Science will be hosting a virtual meet & greet for prospective students on January 16, 2024, at 3:00 pm (MT). If you are considering our department for graduate school, please plan to join us for this special event where you will be able to chat with faculty and current students to hear firsthand about the research experience at our department. You will also have the…
December 20, 2023

Department to Host Reception at 104th AMS Annual Meeting

The CSU Department of Atmospheric Science will host a reception for alumni, faculty, students, and friends at the 104th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This reception will occur on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 7:30 pm in the Key Ballroom Salon 3-4 of the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. There will also be a meet and greet with ATS faculty for prospective students in the same space from…
December 15, 2023

Congratulations to Our Fall 2023 Graduates!

The department celebrated fall graduates (and those who defended earlier this semester) at a ceremony on December 7, 2023. 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. Emily Gordon “Postdoc at Stanford University.” “The most transformative thing I learned at CSU…
December 12, 2023

Sam O’Donnell and Allie Mazurek awarded Dietrich and Shrake-Culler Scholarships

The 2023 recipients of the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship and the Shrake-Culler Scholarship were announced at the department’s fall graduate and awards recognition event on December 7. Sam O’Donnell received the Dietrich Scholarship, and the Shrake-Culler Scholarship was awarded to Allie Mazurek. The Dietrich Scholarship, funded by Fort Collins-based Air Resource Specialists Inc., is presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding research in air quality. ARS President Jessica Ward…


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