‚ÄčStudents and faculty often work together on research projects that contribute to our understanding of atmospheric science. These projects allow students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, and give them practice in the process of conducting and presenting research. Students can receive full funding to present their work at a national conference. Since 2007, the following projects have been completed and presented at the conferences listed.

  • Analysis of Wet and Dry Microburst Simulations and the Importance of the Elevated Dry Layer on Wet Microburst Formation and Strength

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2013
    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, February 2014
    Won 1st place in both Undergraduate Student Poster Contests
  • Predictability of Impacts Associated with the February 2011 "Groundhog's Day" Storm

    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, February 2014
  • Influence of Microphysics Choice on Downburst Development in Simulated Air Mass Thunderstorms

    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, February 2014
  • Numerical Simulation of a Snowfall Event with Mesoscale Snowbands to the Northeast and Northwest of the Surface Low: March 30th 2009

    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 2013
  • Comparison of Two Forecasts for Tornadoes Associated with Cold Core 500-mb Lows: Surprise and Bust

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2012
    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 2013
    Won 1st place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
  • Evaluation of Mount Pleasant, MI Urban Heat Plume

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2012
    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 2013
  • Monthly Relationships Between NAO Mode and North American Snow Pack Persistence on a One-Degree-by-One-Degree Grid

    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 2013
  • Evaluation of the Mesoscale Convective Vortex of August 11-12, 2010

    American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 2012
    Won 1st place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
  • Analysis of Microphysics Scheme Performance with the October 2006 Buffalo Snowstorm

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2010
    Won 1st place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
  • The Spatial and Temporal Variability in Snow-to-Liquid Ratio Across Michigan

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2009
  • Analyses of Radar-Observed Descending Reflectivity Cores in Supercell Thunderstorms

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2009
    Won 2nd place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
  • Effects of Precipitation Events on the Frequency and Duration of Combined Sewer Overflows in Selected Michigan Communities

    Posters at the Michigan State Capitol, April 2009
  • Accuracy of a Local WRF-ARW Model Run for the 22-24 December 2007 Cyclone Using the New Model Evaluation Tools Verification Package

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2008
    Won 3rd place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
  • Accuracy of a WRF Simulation of the 12 June 2001 Mesoscale Convective System

    National Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2007
    Won 1st place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Contest
  • The Role of Lower Mississippi Valley Elevated Convection in Snowfall Further North: 4-5 February 2005

    ‚ÄčNational Weather Association Annual Meeting, October 2007