HyDROS Students Win College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Awards

Meteorology Ph.D. student, Jessica Erlingis Lamers, and Geoinformatics M.S. student, Brandon Smith, were honored at the annual College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences awards reception on April 23, 2014. Jessica received the award for Outstanding Service to the Department as a Graduate Student from the School of Meteorology. During the academic year 2013-2014, she was Student Affairs Committee Chairperson, served on various search committees, and assisted in the planning of Benefit Bash and Visiting Students Weekend. Brandon was part of a group of six students who received the McCasland Undergraduate Research Award for their research work on the peer reviewed article, “Drought and Associated Impacts in the Great Plains of the United States—A Review.” During the Spring 2013 semester, the group worked with School of Meteorology associate professor Dr. Jeffrey Basara to produce and publish the article in the August 2013 edition of the International Journal of Geosciences.
Congratulations, Brandon and Jess!

Jessica Erlingis Lamers


Brandon Smith