breaking the attendance record for any previous con- search meteorology answered a set of prepared ques- ference sponsored by the chapter. Twenty-seven talks tions and also took questions from conference attend- were held during the course of the three-day event. ees. The highlight of this year's conference was Robert This was also a record for the number of presentations Sheets, the banquet speaker. Sheets engaged the audi- given at the conference. Along with the presentations ence in a talk entitled "Hurricanes and Their Impacts: made, Chapter Vice President Chris Vaccaro held a 40- Can We Reduce Losses?" The banquet was so well at- minute panel discussion on employment and intern- tended tickets were sold up until that Saturday after- ship opportunities for those seeking positions in noon . Plans for next year's silver anniversary Northeastern Storm Conference are already under way. meteorology. Representatives from broadcasting to re- Those interested in attending next year's event should e-mail the chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the chapter's Web site at http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu for future updates. Rounding out the busy month of March was the Dr. A. F. Spilhaus Heads Institute of chapter's sponsorship of the Seventh Annual Lyndon Technology at the University of Minnesota State College Regional Science Fair held 27 March 1999. This year's fair was hosted and run by Josh Nichols, chapter secretary and science fair committee The President and the Re- chairperson. It was another year of record project reg- gents of the University of Min- istration. Nearly 75 projects were presented at the all- nesota have announced the ap- day Saturday fair with many elementary and middle pointment of Dr. Athelstan F. schools from across the entire Northeast Kingdom Spilhaus as Dean of the Insti- present. tut e of Technology. Dr. Parents, teachers, and students had the option of Spilhaus took up his new duties attending presentations during the fair, which included on January 1 of this year. As a tour of Lyndon's meteorology lab, a scale model of Dean of the Institute of Technology Dr. Spilhaus the solar system, and a demonstration of how has charge of the three colleges and four research weathercasts are presented at LSC-TV, Lyndon State centers which make up the Institute. These in- College's award-winning television station. clude the College of Engineering and School of Ar- This year brought quite an upswing in club activi- chitecture, School of Chemistry, and School of ties. The chapter hopes that future administrations can Mines. Undergraduate Physics also falls under the continue this year's success for many more adminis- Institute. trations to come. Chapter members would like to thank To take up his new position, Dr. Spilhaus has those who supported the chapter by attending the con- left New York University where he became ference or otherwise and also Pam Grube for all the Chairman of the Department of Meteorology in support she gave to this year's administration as ad- 1937 after being a student of Prof. Rossby at viser to the club.—Josh Nichols. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon his return from war-time service with the Air Forces, Jackson Dr. Spilhaus was appointed Director of Research The 2 February 1999 meeting was held at the at New York University and Dr. Bernhard NWSFO in Jackson. Mike Schichtel, a forecaster at the Haurwitz became head of the Meteorology De- Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) of the partment. In 1947 he represented the Weather National Centers for Environmental Prediction Bureau as an advisor to the Union of South Af- (NCEP), Camp Springs, Maryland, was the guest rica government in the reorganization of the speaker. Schichtel gave a very interesting and infor- meteorological services. Just prior to taking up mative talk on medium-range forecasting. The talk in- his new position he was appointed Research Pro- cluded insight into what models HPC uses when fessor of Meteorology and Oceanography at New preparing their medium-range forecasts and the actual York University. mechanics of forecast preparation and dissemination. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 30, 213. The April meeting of the chapter was held 8 April 1999 at the WJTV television station in Jackson. Paul Vol. 80, , No. 6, June 1999
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Published: Jun 1, 1999
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