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Centralis scholar adds to honors

Meteorology sophomore named a 2019 NOAA Hollings scholar, to present at D.C. event

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Dennis Weaver, who is a Central Michigan University meteorology sophomore from Trenton, Ohio, and a Centralis scholar, was recently selected as a 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Scholar

The undergraduate scholarship program accepts about 130 students each year from a variety of disciplines to take part in NOAA’s activities. Over the past 10 years, CMU’s meteorology program has had five Hollings recipients. The program graduates around 12 students per year.

“The scholarship is only available to second-year students, so I encourage those who might have a shot at it to apply,” said Marty Baxter, a College of Science and Engineering faculty member.

Weaver will receive up to $9,500 for the next two years and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at the NOAA office of his choice.

Weaver is most interested in improving the communication of weather information with the public to mitigate losses, Baxter said.

Weaver will join other Hollings scholars in presenting their research at the annual Science and Education Symposium held each year in Washington, D.C.