Students win awards at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society

February 13, 2019 - Three Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) and Atmospheric Science Research Center (ASRC) students recently won awards at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.   

ASRC graduate student Lauriana Gaudet won an Outstanding Student Presentation Award in the 11th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions. Her oral presentation was coauthored with her advisor, Dr. Kara Sulia, and was entitled, “Sensitivity of Lake-Effect Cloud Microphysical Processes to Ice Crystal Habit and Nucleation during OWLeS IOP4”.

DAES graduate student Hing Ong’s poster presentation, “Scaling for the Nontraditional Coriolis Term in Diabatic-Forced Dynamics", was selected as the First Place Poster among student entries in the 7th Symposium on the Madden–Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability. Hing’s research, advised by Dr. Paul Roundy, indicates that the omission of the nontraditional Coriolis terms is a considerable source of bias in simulated tropical climatologies.

DAES undergraduate senior Chelsea Snide was one of four undergraduate students whose presentations were chosen to be featured during the main conference in a special oral session entitled, “Exceptional Undergraduate Student Presentations”. The session, brand new to the conference this year, featured four highly motivated, talented, and engaging undergraduate students with diverse research backgrounds. Chelsea’s presentation was entitled, “Large Scale Observational and Model Analysis of the Unusual 2015-2016 El Niño Event: Implications for California Precipitation”.

Congratulations, Lauriana, Hing, and Chelsea!