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Lightning illuminates the sky behind the University of Oklahoma Bizzel Library.

OU Leads $6.6M Data Assimilation Consortium to Improve Weather Forecasts and to Develop Workforce

May 21, 2024

The University of Oklahoma will lead a new multi-university Data Assimilation Consortium to improve weather forecasts using enhanced numerical weather prediction systems, recommended as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.

Joe Harroz and Tom Cole.

OU Max Westheimer Airport Receives $36.5 Million for Improvements

April 03, 2024

University of Oklahoma leaders and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) celebrated the recent funding to support improvements to the Max Westheimer Airport in Norman. Renovations include extending and strengthening the runway, developing a new taxiway and adding hangar space to accommodate OU’s growing aviation school and increased airport traffic. The improvements will also create safer ingress and egress passageways.

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Chloe Arroyo in front of the green screen at OU Nightly.

Spotlight: Chloe Arroyo

October 31, 2023

Chloe Arroyo fell in love with weather in the process of learning how not to be afraid of it. Around age five, she found even the sight of a cloud to be frightening, a threat of impending weather. During visits to her local library, she would check out different books about weather, and the more she learned about it, the more interested she became and safe she felt.

Charity Battise amongst longleaf pine trees

Spotlight: Charity Battise

September 29, 2023

Charity Battise, an undergraduate studying GIS in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, spent her summer thinking about fire. Fighting fire, studying fire, and making plans for fire.

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.

Read moreStudent Spotlight: Braelon Palmer

Student Spotlight: Caylin Cannady
March 30, 2023

Caylin Cannady came to OU because it was the perfect blend of everything she wanted from a university. She knew she wanted to pursue air traffic control, but she also knew she wanted the true undergraduate college experience.

Read moreStudent Spotlight: Caylin Cannady

Alumni Spotlight: Dolly Na-Yemeh
February 21, 2023

After completing her PhD with the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Dr. Dolly Na-Yemeh started working as a Climate Adaptation Specialist with the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. She describes her job as dynamic and functioning in a similar way to an agriculture extension position.

Read moreAlumni Spotlight: Dolly Na-Yemeh

Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Byron Semrau
February 21, 2023

Not only is Byron Semrau the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for the School of Aviation, he's an alumnus of the School as well. He loves the reward of seeing students go from knowing barely anything about the field aviation to being successful pilots.

Read moreFaculty and Staff Spotlight: Byron Semrau

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Spotlights require a roughly 30-minute Zoom interview to occur and a headshot be provided. After completing the survey, you will be contacted to set up a date and time for an interview.

Students in Action

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

Students centered around a table at the A&GS Multicultural Festival 2023

Upcoming Events

Dean Owusu giving career advice to a student.
A&GS Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 28th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
National Weather Center

A&GS Grad cap with "Two Degrees HOTTER" written on the top.
A&GS Spring Convocation

Saturday, May 11th
7:30 p.m.
Lloyd Noble Center

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