CMS Officers Ryan Hammock and Hunter Wilkes both attended and presented at the 2020 AMS 100th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA earlier this month representing CMS as UT’s newly formed AMS Student Chapter. In Boston, Ryan presented his research, Using Space-Based Imagery for the Identification of Hemlock Forests to Model Future Invasive Species Expansion due to Warming Winter Temperatures, and Hunter presented his research on Evaluating Future U.S. Tornadic Supercell Development Using the WRF-ARW Model.
Guest speaker Chikage Windler came and spoke to us during our March meeting about her work and experience in the field of broadcast meteorology. Chikage talked about her 20 years working in broadcast meteorology and work with the National Severe Storms Laboratory as a part of the VORTEX-95 project. Chikage currently works as Chief Meteorologist fro CBS Austin and serves as a member of the UT Environmental Science Institute Advisory Council.
On Wednesday this past week, CMS held its first meeting of the Spring 2019 semester and welcomed guest speaker Jon Zeitler from the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio Office. During the meeting, Jon spoke to CMS members about careers in Atmospheric Sciences and the federal government. If you were unable to attend the meeting email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the notes and announcements from the meeting.
CMS officers Ryan Hammock and Hunter Wilkes attended the 2019 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Student Conference as a part of the 99th Annual AMS Conference in Phoenix, AZ earlier this month representing UT and CMS. There, the CMS officers were able to meet with students from similar organizations and other meteorology students from across the country. The officers were able to learn about the latest research in Atmospheric Sciences and network with professionals and students for future research and partnerships. Going forward, the CMS officers will continue to work on their research using WRF model simulations throughout the Spring semester and look forward to having CMS involved with future AMS events.