American Meteoroloclcal Society announces The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Awards for original papers on meteorology, The Howard T. Orville Scholarship in Meteorology, and The Howard H. Hanks, Jr., Scholarship in Meteorology Undergraduat e The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Awards were established by the American Mete- award s orological Society to hono r the late Rev. Jame s B. Macelwane, S. J. , a world renowned authority on seismology, who was a geophysicist and Dean of the Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, until his death in 1956. Award stipends are supporte d by Weather Corporation of America, private meteorological consultants, Saint Louis, Mo. The author of the paper awarded first place by the committee of judges receives a stipend of $300, the author of the second place paper receives $200, and the author of the third place paper receives $100. Th e purpose of these awards is to stimulate interest in meteorology among college students throug h the encouragemen t of original student papers concerned with some phase of the at- mospheri c sciences. All registered undergraduates of a college or university in the Americas are eligible to participate . Th e only restrictions are that the participatin g student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the pape r is written, and no more than two students from any one institution may enter papers in any one contest. T o consider papers for the Macelwane Awards, the committee of judges must receive 1) the pape r with a letter of applicatio n from the author , and 2) a letter fro m the departmen t head or othe r faculty member of the majo r department , confirmin g that the autho r was an undergrad- uate student at the time the paper was written and indicating the elements of the paper that represent original contributions by the student. The above information must be received at the headquarters of the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, durin g the twelve-month period preceding 15 Jun e of the current year. The judges may further consider papers that were submitted during the prior twelve- month period but that did not receive an award during the previous competition. Th e evaluation of papers occurs during the summer. Announcement of the recipients of the awards is made at the following Annual Meeting of the Society. Undergraduat e Th e Howard T. Orville Scholarship in Meteorology honors the late Howar d T. Orville, Head of the Naval Aerological Service, 1940-50, whose service was marked by man y commendations. scholarship s After his retiremen t from the Navy, he held key industria l posts an d was Chairma n of the Advi- Howar d T. Orville sory Committe e on Weather Control in 1953. Capt . Orville was President of the American Mete- Scholarshi p in orologica l Society, 1948-49. Throug h a bequest from the estate of Howar d T . Orville an d con- Meteorology tributions from members of his family, the Society gives an annual scholarship of $1000. an d Howar d H. Hanks, Jr., Scholarshi p in Th e Howard H . Hanks, Jr., Scholarship i n Meteorology honor s the late Howar d H . Hanks , Jr., Meteorology wh o was Vice-President of Weathe r Corporatio n of America whe n his career was cu t shor t by a plan e crash in 1969. A donatio n by Willia m J . Hartnett , Board Chairma n of Weather Corpora- tion of America, provides funds for the scholarship in the amoun t of $500 per annum. Th e Orville and Hanks Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of their academic excellence and achievement. Th e candidates must be enterin g their final undergraduate year as majors in a meteorology departmen t or other department actively engaged in work on some aspect of atmospheric science. The y must intend to make atmospheri c science their career an d have complete d at least 54 semester hours or the equivalent toward a bachelor's degree. T o consider a candidat e for a scholarship , the America n Meteorological Society must receive 1) a letter of applicatio n from the candidate , which includes a statement , in fewer tha n 500 words, of the candidate's future goals and aspirations, and 2) a letter of recommendation from the chairma n or other designated faculty member of the majo r department , reflecting the overall view of the departmen t faculty, accompanie d by a list of the candidate's courses an d grades in the major subject and in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. The above information must be received at the headquarters of the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, during the twelve-month period preceding 15 Jun e of the calendar year in which the applicant enters the final complete undergraduate year. The evaluation of applications occurs during the summer. Announcement of the recipients of the scholarships is made at the following Annual Meeting of the Society. Bulletin American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 1989
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