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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.

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