American Meteorological Society announces Th e Father James B. Macelwane Annual Awards for original papers on meteorology, Th e Howard T . Orville Scholarship in Meteorology, and Th e 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 supported 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 encouragement of original student papers concerned with some phase of the at- mospheric 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 paper 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 paper with a letter of applicatio n from the author , and 2) a letter from the departmen t head or other faculty member of the majo r department , confirming 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, during the twelve-month period preceding 15 June 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 Howard T. Orville, Head of the Naval Aerological Service, 1940-50, whose service was marked by many commendations. scholarships After his retirement from the Navy, he held key industrial posts and was Chairma n of the Advi- Howard T. Orville sory Committee on Weather Control in 1953. Capt. Orville was President of the American Mete- Scholarship in orological Society, 1948-49. Throug h a bequest from the estate of Howard T . Orville and con- Meteorology tributions from members of his family, the Society gives an annual scholarship of $1000. and Howard H. Hanks, Jr., Scholarship in Th e Howar d H . Hanks , Jr. , Scholarshi p in Meteorology honors the late Howar d H. Hanks, Jr., Meteorology wh o was Vice-President of Weather Corporation of America when his career was cut short 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 entering their final undergraduate year as majors in a meteorology departmen t or other department actively engaged in work on some aspect of atmospheric science. They must intend to make atmospheri c science their career and 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 American Meteorological Society must receive 1) a letter of applicatio n from the candidate, which includes a statement, in fewer than 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 department faculty, accompanied by a list of the candidate's courses and 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 June 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. 576 Vol. 71, No. 4, April 1990
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 1990
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