NWA Graduate Poster Award Winners

Along with the Larry R. Johnson Special Award given to the Hazardous Weather Testbed team, CIMMS scientists also received recognition for their poster presentations at the National Weather Association’s Annual Meeting, held October 17th-22nd in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. CIMMS’ Race Clark and Galateia Terti won 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the graduate student poster […]

CIMMS at NSSL: David Schvartzman

David Schvartzman, Radar Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: M.S. Radar Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2015 B.S. Electronics Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, 2011 Experience: As an engineering student in Paraguay, David connected with NSSL/CIMMS’ Sebastian Torres, who would become an invaluable mentor and advisor. Through this partnership, David was encouraged to make the move to Oklahoma, […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Patrick Skinner

Patrick Skinner, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: Ph.D., Wind Science and Engineering, Texas Tech, 2014 M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Texas Tech, 2009 B.S. Earth Sciences – Meteorology, U. of Northern Colorado, 2003 Experience: Patrick had an interesting journey to becoming a meteorologist, which included a few stints at Dominos pizza! From those experiences, he learned […]

CIMMS at NSSL: David Warde

David Warde, Scientist/Researcher (CIMMS/NSSL) Background: B.S., Dual Major: Management Computer Information Systems/Computer Science, Park University, 2003 A.S., Electronic/Instrument, Regents College, 1997 Experience: Originally from Nebraska, David served in the United States Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer Aviation Electronics Technician/Aircrewman. From 2003 to 2008, he worked as Radar Systems Engineer support contractor for the WSR-88D […]

Hazardous Weather Testbed Earns NWA Award

The team that contributes to the Hazardous Weather Testbed was selected to receive the Larry R. Johnson Special Award at the 40th Annual Meeting of the National Weather Association on October 21, 2015. This prestigious award is given to an individual or group that has made significant contributions to the field of operational meteorology. NOAA’s […]

CIMMS Director Position Announcement

The University of Oklahoma invites nominations and applications for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Director of the highly successful Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) … View the PDF announcement for details CIMMS 2015 Director Position

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Jill Hardy Selected for “30 Under 30”

CIMMS Scientist Jill Hardy, a research associate at NOAA’s National Weather Service Warning Decision Training Division, was selected for the “30 Under 30” panel at Elliot Masie’s Learning 2015 Conference. The conference runs from November 1 – November 4 in Orlando, Florida. Jill will be presenting at the meeting alongside Andy Wood, a CIMMS colleague, […]

CIMMS Contributors to MRMS Silver Medal

In July, Under Secretary of Commerce Kathryn D. Sullivan announced the award of a NOAA Silver Medal for engineering/science achievement to the team that worked on the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor program at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. While only Federal employees were named on the award, many CIMMS researchers were involved in this collaboration, and we […]

CIMMS at NSSL: Mark Weber

Mark Weber, Senior Research Physicist (IPA) Background: Ph.D. Geophysics, Rice University, 1979 B.A. Physics, Washington University Experience: Mark was with the Naval Research Center from 1981-1984, then joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory through 2014. At Lincoln Lab, he was Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division. Prior to holding this title, he […]

NWA Annual Meeting 2015

OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies will be well-represented when the National Weather Association’s Annual Meeting kicks off on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There are 26 CIMMS researchers who will present their work – some more than once! A total of 35 presentations on the meeting agenda are linked to […]