Science-A-Thon 2019

I’m participating in this year’s Science-A-Thon!

From the scienceathon.org page: “Science-A-Thon is a five-day celebration of science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM!), science professionals, science teachers, science journalists, and anyone else who uses science in their day – from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries! Science-A-Thon 2019 will raise money for three amazing partner charities that support women’s advancement in STEM: the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)Girls Who Code, and the Society of Women Engineers! The goal of Science-A-Thon is to increase visibility of scientists and the important work they do for the public.”

As a participant I post to my social media feeds about what a #dayofscience looks like! Those posts are all compiled here. Search your favorite social media feed for ScienceAThon or #dayofscience to learn more about what everyday scientists do. Consider donating to the cause here!

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Update From the Field: TORUS [24 May 2019]

We’ve just wrapped up day 10 of TORUS operations in the eastern Texas panhandle. There have been a couple down days sprinkled in, but overall we have been running hard for this campaign. The weather pattern has been conducive for supercell thunderstorms since we started, so almost everyday has brought an opportunity to collect data. In these first 10 days, the TORUS team has already had a few pretty successful missions! Continue reading “Update From the Field: TORUS [24 May 2019]”

A woman in weather we should all know

My NWC lanyard with all the shiny trinkets.

At the National Weather Center, we are required to wear ID at all times for security purposes. Over the years, many of us have collected lanyard-swag like strange birds collecting shiny things for our nests. Last week at AMS, my friend Jamison Hawkins of Lockheed Martin (they funded my first year of graduate study via the AMS-Lockheed Martin fellowship) gave me the upper right button showing a woman’s face. He asked me to wear it, and hopefully people will ask me who she is, because we should all know who she is. Continue reading “A woman in weather we should all know”

I Finished the PhD!

This week, I finally met a long standing goal of achieving a PhD!
I defended my dissertation on Tuesday afternoon. Today, my dissertation was accepted to the archive – the last requirement.

The full dissertation is now available online here!

Instead of talking about the details of my PhD work here (see the dissertation for that), I want to share a bit about how amazing the people in my life are. Continue reading “I Finished the PhD!”

IM OU Meteorology Feature

I was featured as a new representative for the School of Meteorology’s IM Meteorology campaign! 

From the SoM webpage: “I’M OU Meteorology (Inclusivity in Meteorology) is the School of Meteorology’s campaign to help celebrate the accomplishments and diversity of our community. The School recognizes that the contributions of scientists from diverse backgrounds enrich and improve the overall mission of the School, helping us to reach our educational and scientific goals. Indeed, we hope that these images are the start of a campaign that will help us reach our critical goal of providing a more inclusive environment for all of our students, staff, faculty members, and affiliates. We want to make sure that everyone has an excellent and productive environment for their work, education, and research, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, gender identity, economic background, or differing ability.”

Check out the full feature here! I’m excited to be part of a community from various backgrounds coming together at the SoM!