Texas Tech University.

ATMO and WiSE Faculty Affiliate Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

TTU faculty and students surround the State Farm representative as he donates the check to WiSE.

Dr. Brian Ancell, Assistant Professor in ATMO, will be the recipient of a 5-year NSF CAREER grant entitled "CAREER: Quantifying Inadvertent Weather Modification and Education Through Museum Programs."

This project will focus on examining the effects that human activities (such as urban development, agricultural practices, and wind/solar power development) have on high-impact weather events on a variety of scales. Estimating how these effects are anticipated to evolve over the next century is also a goal of this work.

The project includes a major educational component in collaboration with the Museum of Texas Tech University that involves a museum exhibit, travelling educational trunks for local schools, and summer science camps.

(Above photo): Dr. Brian Ancell, Assistant Professor in ATMO.

Photo credit: Dr. Brian Ancell.