Omaha-Offutt The process worked very well and nearly 50 pic- Chapter members convened on 24 March 1998 and tures of the earth were taken during a recent mission. the evening commenced with a brief business meet- At the end of the discussion, chapter members were ing. Among the topics discussed was the resounding able to view samples of these images.—David Skerritt. success of the chapter career night, which was held in conjunction with the February meeting. Additionally, the lead judges of two of the science fairs that the chap- ter participated in gave a short presentation on their respective fairs. K 4 After the winner of last month's forecasting con- test was announced, President Bruce Telfeyan gave an f x opportunity for first-time attendees to be recognized. Bruce lead an additional discussion concerning the t \ chapter budget and he suggested that the membership seriously consider some future fund-raising activities, particularly if the chapter wants to continue its AMS scholarship program. The business meeting was followed by a group of UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE speakers involved with the KidSat program. They in- EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DEPARTMENT cluded Bart Wormington and Bruce Hayden, teachers from a middle school in the Omaha area; Gordon Assistant Professor Position Brooks, an Air Force Weather Agency meteorologist; The Earth Systems Science Department at UCI is searching for an and several middle school students. The KidSat assistant professor (tenure track) who works across disciplines and has program's mission is to provide information to space expertise in one or more of the following areas: climate dynamics, clouds and aerosols, remote sensing, ecosystem ecology, and stable shuttle Atlantis astronauts on the best times and loca- isotope biogeochemistry. Outstanding research and publications and tions to take pictures of the earth. The long-term goal teaching ability will be the primary criteria for this selection. is to build a large enough archive of pictures over a Undergraduate and graduate courses, undergraduate minors, and period of time so that one can study how climate a Ph.D. degree are offered in the ESS department. ESS focuses on the global reservoirs (atmosphere, oceans, soils, biota), the processes act- changes affect the earth's features. Wormington and ing on this system, and the perturbations due to human activities. Hayden began the presentation by discussing the back- Candidates should have received a Ph.D. and have postdoctoral ground and objectives of the program. The premise of experience. They should be willing and able to interact across disci- plines with the current ESS faculty. Responsibilities include the teach- the effort is for kids to provide input directly to space ing of undergraduate and graduate courses and the directing of gradu- shuttle astronauts on where to take pictures of the earth. ate research. This imagery comes from cameras mounted directly Each candidate should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief state- on the space shuttle Atlantis. There were approxi- ment of research interests, names of three references, and four ex- amples of publications. They should also arrange for the three let- mately 225 kids involved with the project working 24 ters of reference to be sent directly by the referees. All materials hours a day. should be sent to ESS Faculty Search, Prof. Ellen Druffel, Chair, Brooks then discussed the Air Force Weather Dept. of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-3100 (949-824-8794; http://www.ess.uci.edu). This position Agency's role in the initiative that was to provide the kids will remain open until filled, but the selection process will begin on with the meteorological support they needed, particularly October 15, 1998. Salary range: $41,200-$54,000. in forecasting "no cloud" areas. Brooks and his team UCI is an equal opportunity employer developed special products and helped the kids generate committed to excellence through diversity. a specific forecast to post on the KidSat Web server. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 219 3
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1998
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