John Banghoff and Eric Barron

April 27, 2018

John Banghoff, master student in meteorology and atmospheric science, has been awarded the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. The award recognizes excellence in master’s-level thesis research in any of the disciplinary areas of arts and humanities; social sciences; physical and computational sciences; life and health sciences; and engineering.

One nominator expressed his belief that Banghoff’s research “will increase research using weather radars and lead to improved weather forecasts.”

Read the full story here: Three graduate students honored with Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

Robert Johnson named nation’s best student TV weathercaster 2018

April 30, 2018

Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science, earned first place in the television weathercaster category at the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition held April 8-9, in Las Vegas. 

“I am so honored to receive this award,” Johnson said. “I have wanted to be a meteorologist ever since I was a kid. I am grateful to Penn State for providing opportunities that allow me to hone my craft, gain more knowledge of the atmosphere — and hopefully — inspire others.”

Read the full story: Robert Johnson named nation’s best student TV weathercaster 

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