Awards

The following awards or other notable achievements have recently occurred:

  • May 2021: CIMMS Researcher Pat Hyland was awarded his AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist Designation.
  • April 2021: CIMMS Associate Director Randy Peppler and Researcher Ken Kehoe received the University of Oklahoma Vice President for Research and Partnerships Annual Award for Excellence in Research Grants for their project with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement User Facility (ARM).
  • April 2021: CIMMS Associate Director Randy Peppler received the University of Oklahoma Environmental Stewardship Student Group Award for his outstanding work with the Environmental Sustainability Working Group.
  • April 2021: CIMMS Research Associate Daniel Tripp received “Best M.S. Manuscript/Publication” from the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology for his Master’s Thesis.
  • March 2021: CIMMS Researchers with NWS Warning Decision Training Division Jill Hardy, Chris Spannagle, Alyssa Bates, and NWS Researcher Dr. Barbara Mayes Bousted received the NWS Isaac Cline Award in Meteorology (2020) for “Re-establishing the popular ‘Storm of the Month’ webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The award was received via the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer.
  • March 2021: CIMMS Researchers and NWS Researchers with the NWS Warning Decision Training Division received the NWS Isaac Cline Award in Outreach (2020) for “Providing hands-on, experimental warning experiences to hundreds of attendees of the National Weather Center Festival.” The team includes CIMMS Researchers Jill Hardy (team lead; CIMMS), Eric Jacobsen (CIMMS), Alyssa Bates (CIMMS), Hannah Wells (CIMMS), Melissa Lamkin (CIMMS), Andrew Wood (CIMMS), Kevin Grempler (CIMMS), Stephanie Edwards (CIMMS), Katy Christian (CIMMS), Dale Morris (CIMMS), Mark McAvoy (contractor), Beau Lewis (contractor), Justin Gibbs (NWS), Jim Ladue (NWS). The award was received via the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer.
  • March 2021: CIMMS Researchers with the NWS WDTD – Sarah Borg, Katy Christian, Kevin Grempler, and Justin Gibbs of the NWS, received the NWS Issacc Cline Award in Engineering, Electronics, or Facilities for the development and deployment of essential and timely WSR-88D Build 19 training, during a time of staffing gaps and COVID-19. The award was received via the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer.
  • March 2021: CIMMS Researcher Joseph Trujillo received 1st place overall in the AMS 2021 Societal Applications Symposium for the oral presentation entitled, “Creating Unifying Risk Messages En Español: Frameworks for Translation and Interpretation.”
  • February 2021: CIMMS Researcher Dorothy Yemaa Na-Yemeh received the Jeanne X. Kasperson Student Paper Competition Award at the 2021 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting for the paper titled, “Impacts of Extreme Weather on Military Installations in Oklahoma.”
  • January 2021: CIMMS Researcher Jose E. Aguilar Escamilla won first place at the Student Competition at the 20th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Science.
  • January 2021: Kevin Thiel was awarded Student Presentation award for the AMS 10th Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data.

Past Awards