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March 8, 2021

Allie Mazurek receives AGU Outstanding Student Poster Award

Allie Mazurek, an M.S. student advised by Associate Professor Russ Schumacher, received an Outstanding Student Poster Award for the work she presented at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting.

Mazurek’s research used a high-density rain gauge network and radar data from southeast Texas to examine the relationship between extreme surface precipitation rates and embedded mesoscale rotation in the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (2019). After conducting an ingredients-based analysis of the case, she subjectively identified small-scale rotation in the system, then matched the rotation spatially and temporally to surface rainfall data.

“The virtual poster allowed me to present more of my research than a printed poster, but I did miss the face-to-face interaction and feedback that you get with an in-person conference,” Mazurek said. “I’m grateful that I was still able to interact with a few other scientists in creative ways, though!”