Texas A&M meteorology student Stephanie Stevenson’s work extends beyond the desks of an Aggie classroom into the icy tundra of the Alaskan wilderness.

The honors student helped two sisters make history in the Iditarod Sled Dog race. Stevenson forecasted for twin mushers Anna and Kristy Berington, the first pair of sisters to compete in a race, in which three out of four racers are men (read more).


Texas A&M honors Atmospheric Sciences researcher

Dr. Renyi Zhang, professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry, has received a Distinguished Achievement Award for Research from Texas A&M and the Association of Former Students, among the university's highest awards given to outstanding faculty, researchers and staff members (read more).


Orville recommends lightning rods

Richard Orville, professor of atmospheric sciences who has studied lightning for more than 35 years and established the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN), believes that lightning rods are useful tools for negating the positive power of a lightning bolt.



Nielsen-Gammon profiled in New York Times

Texas A&M Atmospheric Science professor Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon has the attention of the nation on one of the most important topics facing Texas these days, the drought. The New York Times profiled Nielsen-Gammon in their article, “An Eye on the Sky,” taking a look into his life as a climatologist and drought expert.



Nielsen-Gammon receives awards

This has been a year of awards for atmospheric sciences professor and Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon. The most recent of these recognitions is being named Regents Professor by the Texas A&M Board of Regents. This award comes shortly after winning the 2011 Texas A&M Newsmaker Image award for his work with the media concerning the record-breaking drought.

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