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Pigman Family Charitable Fund Gift Will Expand OU Aviation Facilities

October 03, 2023

The Pigman Family Charitable Fund has made a generous contribution to help construct a new aircraft hangar at the University of Oklahoma’s Max Westheimer Airport.

OU Experts Co-Author Fifth U.S. National Climate Assessment

November 15, 2023

The White House released the Fifth U.S. National Climate Assessment on Tuesday to inform the public and decision-makers across the nation about the status of climate change, its current impacts, and its future risks in the U.S. In addition, the report describes mitigation and adaptation responses that are occurring, as well as new opportunities for economic growth and community resilience.

From the Express

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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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

Fall Convocation 2018 - two rows of graduates with the deans on either side.
A&GS Fall Convocation

Saturday, December 16th

1:30 pm with Reception to follow.

Location: Sharp Hall Catlett Music 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