Awards

The following awards or other notable achievements have recently occurred:

  • December 2020: Greg McFarquhar named a 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow.
  • November 2020: The CIMMS award for Outstanding Publication went to Montgomery Flora, with co-authors Patrick Skinner, Nusrat Yussouf and Kent Knopfmeier for, “Object-based verification of short-term, storm-scale probabilistic mesocyclone guidance from an experimental warn-on-forecast system.” Montgomery Flora was nominated for leading development of novel, event-based probabalistic verification techniques for convection-allowing ensemble forecasts.
  • November 2020: Shawn Handler received the CIMMS award for Outstanding Achievement in Outreach, Education or Service for his outstanding service to CIMMS staff and for going well above and beyond the call of duty to assist a teammate during a personal emergency.
  • November 2020: The Applied Computing for the Meteorological Enterprise (ACME) Team received the CIMMS award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Support by a Team. Team members include Karen Cooper, Carrie Langston, Mike Taylor, Robert Toomey, Brian Kanet, Ami Arthur, and Nat Indik. Members of the ACME team transitioned MRMS v12.0 during the COVID-19 pandemic solely while teleworking from home.
  • September 2020: David Schvartzman received the University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation Excellence Award (DEA).
  • May 2020: Greg McFarquhar receieved the 2020 Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS) Editor’s Award, “for contributing a reviewers report of outstanding merit on a manuscript submitted for publication in AAS in 2019.”
  • April 2020: Tyler Stanfield was awarded the OU School of Meteorology Fawbush-Miller Scholarship.
  • April 2020: Ryan Lagerquist was awarded the OU School of Meteorology Douglas Lilly Award Scholarship.
  • April 2020: Max Ungar was awarded the OU School of Meteorology Thomas Julian Lockhart Scholarship and Rex Inman Scholarship.
  • February 2020: Burkely Gallo became a member of the 2020 American Meteorological Society Early Career Leadership Academy.
  • February 2020: David Schvartzman became a member of the 2020 American Meteorological Society Early Career Leadership Academy.
  • January 2020: Best student oral presentation at the AMS 2020 Conference on Probability and Statistics for, “Understanding What Deep Learning Has Learned about Tornadoes,” to CIMMS Research Associate and SoM student Ryan Lagerquist.
  • January 2020: Outstanding student post at the AMS 2020 WAF/NWP conference for, “Environmental Nuances and Convective Morphology during the 30 April 2017 Tornado Outbreak in the Southeastern United States,” by Research Associate and SoM PhD candidate Manda Chasteen.
  • January 2020: Outstanding student oral presentaion at AMS 2020 WAF/NWP for, “Utilizing the High-Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF) to Produce Calibrated Probabilistic Thunderstorm Guidance at the Storm Prediction Center” to CIMMS Research Associate and SoM student David Harrison.
  • January 2020: First place in the 2020 AMS ARAM Best Student Paper for, “Drop size distribution retrieval from radar data to enhance the spectral bin classification in detecting icing conditions,” to CIMMS Graduate Research Assistant and SoM student Nathan Lis.

Past Awards