Jason Davis and Keith Sherburn were both formally presented with their 2011 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Graduate Fellowships this week at the 92nd Annual AMS Meeting in New Orleans. Jason Davis was awarded with the fellowship sponsored by the NASA Earth Science Program and Keith Sherburn was presented with the fellowship sponsored by NOAA’s National Weather Service. A list of the recipients of the 2011 AMS Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholarships is available on the AMS web site.
Both students are graduate research fellows and M.S. candidates at N.C. State University and are participating in the current CSTAR project. The objectives of the CSTAR project are to improve the understanding and prediction of hazardous convective and landfalling tropical weather systems in the Southeastern United States. Jason and Keith’s participation in the CSTAR project is focused on severe convective storms forming under conditions of marginal instability and strong vertical wind shear.
Keith was congratulated by NWS Director Dr. Jack Hayes as this year’s recipient of the AMS Student Fellowship sponsored by NOAA’s National Weather Service.