On January 9, President Barack Obama named 102 scientists and researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) – Dr. Corey Potvin, CIMMS Research Scientist, is one of the recipients! He is the only recipient from the University of Oklahoma and was nominated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the Administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow our economy and tackle our greatest challenges. Dr. Potvin was nominated for his significant and innovative contributions to observational analysis of thunderstorms, assimilation of observed storms into numerical prediction models, and groundbreaking research to predict localized thunderstorm-related threats such as tornadoes.
The complete White House press release can be read here.