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June 16, 2022

Kimberley Corwin, Bee Leung, Kevin Yang receive NASA Future Investigators awards

Kimberley Corwin, Gabrielle "Bee" Leung and Chen-Kuang "Kevin" Yang have been selected for the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program. FINESST awards funding for research projects that are designed and executed by graduate students and contribute to NASA’s science, technology and exploration goals. Corwin's, Leung's and Yang's proposals were three of 62 selected from 394 submitted to the Earth Science Division, out of 932…
June 9, 2022

Michael Bell, Kristen Rasmussen lead PRECIP campaign to study extreme rainfall

In many parts of the world, heavy, frequent rainstorms are catastrophic events that cause mudslides, flooding and loss of life. An international team of experts led by Colorado State University atmospheric scientists are spending this summer getting to the bottom of how and why the most violent rainstorms in the world occur. By identifying the key physical processes and environmental ingredients that cause high-intensity, long-duration rain events, their goal is…
June 7, 2022

Sonia Kreidenweis to serve as Graduate School interim dean

University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis will serve as interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs until the appointment of a new dean to replace Mary Stromberger. Kreidenweis will begin in the interim role following Dean Stromberger’s last day on July 1. Kreidenweis is a University Distinguished Professor of atmospheric science and serves as Executive Associate Dean in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, where…
June 6, 2022

Andrey Marsavin awarded A&WMA scholarship

Andrey Marsavin has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Rocky Mountain States Section of the Air and Waste Management Association. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving graduate student to advance air quality studies. Marsavin, who is a member of Professor Jeff Collett's research group, will use the funding to study air quality issues in national parks. The group is investigating the impact of oil and natural gas…
June 2, 2022

ATS researchers increase forecast, predict very active 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers have increased their forecast and now predict a well above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2022. The odds of El Niño for this year’s hurricane season are now quite low, and the odds of La Niña conditions have increased relative to what was projected with the initial outlook in early April. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are now warmer than normal, while the…
May 31, 2022

We welcome 2022’s REU interns for firsthand atmospheric science research experience

CSU's Department of Atmospheric Science welcomed a new cohort of summer interns this week. Through a National Science Foundation grant, the REU Site in Earth System Science offers paid summer undergraduate research internships in the department, where the students join world-class atmospheric scientists investigating clouds, climate, weather and modeling. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program also gives interns the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, visit national laboratories and participate…
May 30, 2022

Marc Alessi to study at Max Planck Institute on German Academic Exchange scholarship

Ph.D. candidate Marc Alessi will study at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany this summer thanks to a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service – known as DAAD in Germany. Alessi will research uncertainty of temperature projections given different sea surface temperature patterns with Hauke Schmidt's Global Circulation and Climate Research Group. The scholarship covers travel expenses, health insurance and a monthly stipend. Alessi is advised by Assistant…


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