Academics in Focus: UAlbany's Atmospheric Sciences Program finds Success on Many Fronts
For UAlbany graduates with a degree in Atmospheric Science, not even the sky is the limit. A wealth of weather-related career opportunities are within reach – including federal posts, top flight graduate programs, and positions within major corporations.
Josh Darr, '02, is a meteorologist for Chesapeake Energy. "We figure out, 'Are there weather-based opportunities from a pricing standpoint of how we sell our gas into the national pipeline network,' " said Darr. He adds that the world-class education he received at UAlbany was invaluable to his success working in the commodities sector.
Kimberly McMahon, '05, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), highlighted the benefit of having the agency's Albany office strategically located within walking distance of UAlbany's uptown campus. "Because of my ability to do an internship with the National Weather Service -- when I graduated – I was their No. 1 pick," said McMahon. She now provides real-time weather data to everyone from emergency managers to the media and public.
Educationally and culturally, the University at Albany-SUNY puts "The World Within Reach" for its 17,500 students. An internationally recognized research university with 50 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate degree programs, UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as public policy, nanotechnology and criminal justice. With a curriculum enhanced by 300 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers. For more information about this globally ranked University, visit http://www.albany.edu/. For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit www.albany.edu/news/experts.shtml.