In the 2014-2015 academic year, 8 students graduated from the Atmospheric Sciences department. See the chart for more information:
Out of those who graduated in 2014-2015, 5 are going on for higher degrees, and several others are gainfully employed in the Atmospheric Sciences field.
Spotlight on Recent Graduates
Nathan Larsen is now a broadcast meteorologist in Pocatello, Idaho, for KPVI News
6. Nate spearheaded the Department's new Broadcast Center (part of the Ute Weather
Center), which allows our students to practice forecasting, video editing, and on
camera presentation skills. We look forward to seeing Nate on TV soon!
Kimberly Smith received her MS degree in Spring 2015 after defending her thesis titled,
“Assessing the Ability of CMIP5 Models to Capture Connections between Great Basin
Precipitation and Pacific Ocean Modes of Variability”. In Summer 2015, she began her
doctoral studies under the continued direction of Dr. Court Strong. We wish her success
as she attempts to complete her PhD in only 2 years!
Peter Veals received his MS degree in Fall 2014 after defending his thesis titled, “Climatological Characteristics and Orographic Enhancement of Lake-Effect Precipitation Over Eastern Lake Ontario and the Tug Hill Plateau”. In Spring 2015, he began his doctoral studies under the continued direction of Dr. Jim Steenburgh. We are looking forward to great things from Peter's time as a PhD student.