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‘This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Climate:’ Federal Grant Funds Extreme Weather Research

September 08, 2023

Extreme weather events, like those impacting millions of Americans this summer, threaten public safety, destabilize supply chains and damage vital infrastructure. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore and simulate the atmospheric processes that lead to heatwaves, heavy precipitation, droughts and other potentially catastrophic weather events.

OU Weather Researchers Explore Deep Convective Clouds in Coastal Cities
September 26, 2023

A research team led by principal investigator Yongjie Huang, a research scientist with the University of Oklahoma’s College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, has received funding from the Department of Energy to study the complex interactions between convective clouds and their surrounding environments to improve weather prediction.

Read MoreOU Weather Researchers Explore Deep Convective Clouds in Coastal Cities

Warming Climate Worsens Groundwater Depletion Rates in India
September 01, 2023

Increased withdrawals of groundwater resources are accelerating groundwater depletion rates in India, a groundwater depletion hotspot, a new study finds. The study, published today in the journal Science Advances, is led by University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability assistant professor Nishan Bhattarai.

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Student Spotlight: Braelon Palmer

April 29, 2023

Freshman Braelon Palmer has only been at the University of Oklahoma for two semesters, but he's already working hard to make himself part of the community.

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Alumni Spotlight: Megan McClellan

April 29, 2023

Megan McClellan's blend of education—in meteorology, mathematics, and business—helped her become a meteorologist and the director of digital services at WeatherCall, where she makes sure people receive the critical information they need to stay safe in severe weather.

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Students in Action stories are student-written and submitted pieces on topics that range from but are not limited to community service, volunteering, events facilitated by your student organization, or recruiting and outreach events. 

Student Awards and Scholarships

Each semester, students in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and its units receive awards and scholarships that make a direct differenence in their education and acknowledge the hard work they put toward their education day in and day out. These awards come from a variety of sources: directors' funds, generous donors, and trusts to name a few. We hold semesterly award ceremonies leading up to convocation to celebrate these students and their work. 

Awards and Recipients

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Upcoming Events

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Aviation Festival

Saturday, September 23rd

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Max Westheimer Airport

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Aviation Career Fair

Thursday, October 12th

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Oklahoma Memorial Union - Regent's Ballroom

Landri Ledbetter

Landri Ledbetter

Event Manager

(405) 325-1819


A&GS Outreach producing a hands on activity for elementary children. They were working on a DIY weather vane

Our A&GS Outreach mission is to inspire and educate K-12 students and the public regarding the atmospheric and geographic sciences and aviation. We are committed to providing outreach, education, and speakers that are dedicated to instilling passion and understanding in our STEM community.

To learn more about outreach events coming directly from the National Weather Center, or to schedule a tour, visit the NWC website.

If you are interested in having the College attend your career fair, STEM event, or other educational function, or would like someone from the College to speak to a class, contact Outreach Coordinator Jessica Cavin for more information.

Jessica Cavin
Jessica Cavin

Outreach Coordinator

(405) 325-1147