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Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2001 for Excellence in Research.

Lance BosartLance BosartAtmospheric Science

Lance Bosart’s achievements in his field of earth and atmospheric sciences are far reaching — so much so that his work affects millions of people daily. His research shapes the forecasting procedures of the National Weather Service. To that end, he received the Jule G. Charney Award of the American Meteorological Society in 1992. The award, the second-most prestigious honor given by the AMS, recognizes highly significant research or development in the atmospheric or hydrospheric sciences. His work is also published in the Monthly Weather Review, the “world’s premier venue for serious and quantitative research in the atmospheric sciences and meteorology.”

Bosart has published 109 peer-reviewed or chapter articles, and he has received or contributed to 42 distinct external grants from funding agencies that include NSF, NOAA, ONR, UCAR and the U.S. Air Force. All told, Bosart’s grants generated nearly $7 million in external awards.

Beyond his own stellar research, Bosart is known to be a successful mentor. Twenty of his 23 doctoral students have already graduated, and 16 have attained either professorships or high-level positions at other prestigious institutions. He has also mentored 53 master’s students and seven post-doctoral students. Three of his post-doctoral students have gone on to become renowned scientists in their own field.

Honored last January at the State University of New York Recognition Dinner Honoring Research in Science and Medicine, Bosart held editorships for Monthly Weather Review and Weather Forecasting, both AMS-sponsored journals.

He continues to be a distinguished scholar of national stature.

Excellence in Research

Lance Bosart Joachim Frank Norma Riccucci
Lance Bosart
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