A group of REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) students visited the ARRC on July 20 to learn more about radar hardware systems and got a taste of operating two of the ARRC radars--the RaXPol, shown in the picture, and the PX-1000.
Congratulations to ARRC Radar Engineer Dr. Faruk Uysal for recently being elevated to Senior Member status in the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society. Less than 9% of the IEEE membership achieves this level of professional recognition.
We celebrated Krysta's retirement today at the University Club. Krysta has been with the University of Oklahoma for over 27 years and with the ARRC since the very beginning in 2004! She will be dearly missed. We thank her for all these years of hard work and dedication. Congratulations, Krysta!
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Congratulations to Tayler Brumble (ARRC/ECE) who was recently awarded a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon recipients of the 3-year fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, the High Performance Computing Modernization Program, and the Office of Naval Research, under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering.
CEES/ARRC Professor Dr. Yang Hong has been awarded a NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Award for “Taming Water in Ethiopia - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Human Security in a Water-Dependent Emerging Region.” A collaborative project with the University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin, and International Flood Policy Research Institute, Prof. Hong, Jonathan Gourley (NOAA/NSSL) and Zewdu Segele (OU/CIMMS) played a very important role in this $4,274,944 award, which started in April 2016. The PIRE team included partners from six countries."This PIRE award is the culmination of the work of Prof. Hong’s group over the past several years. In a very short time, he has managed to put together one of the most impressive research teams I have ever seen,” said Dr. Robert Palmer, ARRC Executive Director. PIRE is a NSF-wide program whose primary goal is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration.
ARRC staff member Jo Ann Mehl received one of the 2016 Staff Merit Awards. These awards are given to OU staff members for outstanding job performance. Congratulations!
The 2016 Vice President for Research Award for Scholarly Dissemination has been awarded to ARRC/CEES professor Dr. Yang Hong. The award is given annually to a faculty member on the Norman or Tulsa Campus in recognition of exceptional success in disseminating research, scholarship, and/or works of creative activity and expression. Congratulations!
Feng Nai, ARRC/ECE PhD student, is the recipient of the Tommy C. Craighead Award for Best Paper in Radar Meteorology. In addition to a monetary award, Feng will be recognized at the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Award Ceremony on April 25. Congratulations Feng!
Dr. Pierre Kirstetter (ARRC/NOAA/NSSL) was invited to be an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrometeorology (JHM), a publication of the American Meteorological Society. JHM focuses on the modeling, observing, and forecasting of processes related to water and energy fluxes and storage terms, including interactions with the boundary layer and lower atmosphere, and including processes related to precipitation, radiation, and other meteorological inputs.