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John Van Horn, an undergraduate meteorology major and Pat Tillman Scholar, was one of the surprise participants in the Tostitos Homecoming Party Bowl.  He is wearing #42 on the blue team
(December 2012)


 


 
   
 

Adam McWilliams won the 2012 Mississippi AP Award for Best Weathercast in the "College Television" division.  Brittany Bell won 2nd Place.  Both are seniors graduating next month.
(April 2012)


Three Geoscience students were inducted into the Society of Scholars.  From left to right, those students are Paige Kennedy (geography), Nathan Owen (meteorology), and Brittany Bell (meteorology). (March 2012)

 


Kabindra Joshi, M.S. student, wins the Outstanding Oral Presentation at the MSU Graduate Student Research Symposium (August 2011)

 


THREE-PEAT!

Department of Geosciences wins third consecutive WxChallenge, the National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition (April 2011)


Click here to see final standings.

See the traveling Trophy here

 


Tornado research by Grady Dixon and Andrew Mercer featured in numerous media outlets (April 2011):

 


 


 

Grady Dixon wins the 2010 College of Arts & Sciences Chili Contest at the tailgate prior to the Kentucky-Mississippi State football game.  John Bickle won 2nd place and Susie Diehl won 3rd place.  (October 2010)


 

Senior BMP major, Anne Elise Parks (left), is named Mississippi State University's 2010 Homecoming Queen.  (October 2010)

The Department of Geosciences was featured in Dr. Keenum's September Presidential Update.  (September 2010)


 

Deepak Mishra receives NSF grant to assess BP oil spill on Louisiana marshes (August 2010)

 


Sachi Mishra, PhD student, wins 3rd Place in the Student Paper Competition of the Remote Sensing Specialty Group at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (April 2010)

 


Bill Cooke wins the 2010 Research Award for Mississippi State University Centers & Institutes (April 2010)


Department of Geosciences wins second consecutive WxChallenge, the National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition (April 2010)

Click here to see final standings.

See the traveling Trophy here

 


Sachi Mishra, PhD student, wins Best Presentation Award (Physical Sciences) at the MSU Graduate Student Association's 2010 Research Symposium (Spring 2010)

 


 

Richard Scott Awarded the First Annual NWA Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship

 

Richard L. Scott

Richard Scott of Linden, Alabama, was awarded the first annual NWA Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship. Richard is a senior at Mississippi State University and has aspired to become a broadcast meteorologist from a very early age. While in high school, he realized that he could become an on-air meteorologist through a college degree in meteorology. He reached out to experienced on-air meteorologists for advice including James Spann of ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama.

After graduating from high school, Richard approached Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt at WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and was rewarded with an opportunity to learn the behind the scenes aspects of broadcasting at the station. Based on his talents, he then was offered the opportunity to become the weekend weather anchor. While attending Mississippi State University, Richard drives the 80 miles to Tuscaloosa each weekend to anchor the weather broadcasts.

The NWA Education Committee received five applications from outstanding students from across the country for this first annual broadcast meteorology scholarship award. Best Wishes to all individuals who applied! Congratulations again to Richard Scott!
 

Michael Battalio Awarded the AccuWeather, Inc., Undergraduate Scholarship

Joseph M. Battalio

Michael Battalio of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and a senior at Mississippi State University is awarded the AccuWeather Inc., Undergraduate Scholarship in Meteorology.

Joseph is a talented, double major student at Mississippi State. He entered college with a great fascination for physics in which he decided to major. However, he also had a great interest in meteorology so he decided to major in both! He has earned a remarkable GPA of 3.98 in his college studies. His academic talents have earned him numerous awards, honors and scholarships. He has received high recommendations from the faculty. One described Joseph in the following way: "In my ten-years at MSU, there has not been a better student in the classroom."

Joseph was selected as one of the few undergraduates involved in a normally graduate-only seminar in Advanced Computer Applications in Meteorology. This as a result of his striving to conduct research in computer modeling, concentrating on ways to improve the visualization of model output using three-dimensional surfaces instead of the standard two-dimensions.

The NWA Education Committee received 28 applications from outstanding students from across the country for this annual scholarship award. Best Wishes to all individuals who applied! Congratulations again to Joseph Battalio!


 

Department of Geosciences students run away with

National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest (May 2009)

See individual winners here

See final scores here

See the traveling Trophy here

See plaque here


Creation of the F. Leo Lynch, III Memorial Award   (17 August 2009)

 

Friends, students and colleagues of the late Dr. Leo Lynch have created a fund in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University.   In keeping with Dr. Lynch's interest in graduate students, funds from the F. Leo Lynch, III Memorial Award will support the efforts of graduate students.  Anyone interested in making a contribution in memory of Dr. Lynch, please visit the MSU Foundation web site, mail contributions payable to the MSU Foundation:

P. O. Box 6149

Mississippi State, MS 39762

or contact Alex McIntosh, Arts & Sciences Director of Development, at amcintosh@foundation.msstate.edu


 

The department mourns the death of Dr. Leo Lynch.  (27 February 2009)

 


 

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