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    Three AOSC Majors Awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarships

    AOSC undergraduate majors John Cahill, Maya Fields and Clairisse Reiher were named 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars by the NOAA Office of Education. Scholars receive a two-year academic scholarship for their junior and senior years, paid summer internship opportunities, and funding to participate in two national scientific conferences

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    My Fearless Idea Confirmed Storms Spread Pollution

    In 1987, current AOSC Prof. Russell Dickerson led a study on air pollution published in the journal Science. The team was the first to demonstrate that large thunderstorms can launch pollution molecules nearly 9 miles above Earth's surface. At this altitude—above most clouds and all but the largest of storms—pollution survives for much longer and can travel miles away from its source.

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    AOSC Alumnus C.J. Vernon Published a First-author Paper on his Senior Thesis Research

    AOSC alumnus and U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Charles Justin “CJ” Vernon (B.S. ’17) published a first-author paper on his senior thesis research.

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    PhD Students Sijal Dangol and Vitaly Kholodovsky Named UMD Global Stewards

    The new UMD Global STEWARDS Training Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, welcomed its inaugural cohort of doctoral students in December. Twelve Global STEWARDS from five UMD schools and colleges will come together this year through interdisciplinary training and research opportunities aimed at creating innovative and sustainable solutions that ensure food, energy and water (FEW) security for future generations. Two of them were AOSC PhD students Sijal Dangol and Vitaly Kholodovsky.

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    AOSC Student Deirdre Dolan Honored as 2018 Merrill Presidential Scholar

    Deirdre Dolan, an atmospheric and oceanic science major, honored Julian Lazarus of Linganore High School in Frederick, Maryland, and Timothy Canty, an associate research professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. “[Professor Timothy Canty] has been my greatest supporter by helping me find internships and other opportunities,” Dolan said. “With his guidance, I have worked to become the first student to be accepted into the five-year combined B.S. and M.S. program in atmospheric and oceanic science.

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    Prof. Zhanqing Li Invited to Give AMS Core Science Keynote Presentation

    At the recent AMS annual conference, Prof. Zhanqing Li was invited to give an AMS core science keynote presentation entitled “Can air pollution fuel extreme weather events and contributed to long-term climate changes” to a joint session for 30 min. It is one of a dozen of keynote talks during the course of the conference. Despite the government shutdown that severely affected the overall attendance, the meeting room was fully occupied with many standbys.

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    PhD Student Sarah Benish on NPR

    AOSC PhD student Sarah Benish spent the morning at NPR with Friends of Joe's Big Idea, a program to help scientists become better communicators!

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    Prof. Zeng Named 2018 Highly Cited Researcher

    Prof. Ning Zeng is among eight faculty members in the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences are included on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science.

  • Grad Student Neal Graham Publishes Paper in Water Resources Research

    AOSC graduate student Neal Graham published a paper in Water Resources Research, a top AGU journal. The paper is titled "Water Sector Assumptions for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways in an Integrated Modeling Framework."

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    Visit from the Director General of Resources for Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia

    On April 23, 2018, representatives from AOSC met with the Director General of Resources for Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia to explore a new graduate educational exchange program. This was arranged by AOSC faculty member Dwi Susanto.