Building congregates for Fourth Annual AOSS Community Poster Reception

by Sarah Witman

Researchers, students, and faculty from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences building gathered on May 6, 2014 for the Fourth Annual AOSS Community Poster Reception at Union South. The event, hosted by the Space Science and Engineering Center, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and the Nelson Institute’s Center for Climatic Research, provides an opportunity for investigators to present posters of current or recent work to their peers.

The session, organized by SSEC Researcher and Committee Chair Claire Pettersen, is designed to encourage new collaborations in science, engineering, and educational outreach.

Graduate and undergraduate student presenters are eligible to compete for a cash award for presenting the best poster. Winners in each group are awarded 50 dollars, courtesy of the Nelson Institute’s Center for Climatic Research and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, respectively.

Graduate Student Winner: Alexandra Karambelas

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Vijay Limaye

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Elena Willmot

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Andrew Winters

Undergraduate Student Winner: Mitch Ziesemer

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Alyson Douglas

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Marian Mateling

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    Signage to the Fourth Annual AOSS Community Poster Reception held at Union South’s Varsity Hall II on May 6, 2014.
    Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Attendees enjoy refreshments while hearing from researchers about their recent work. Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Alyson Douglas, Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention awardee, presented a poster, “Effects of Aerosols on Shortwave Radiation in the Angola Basin,” based on her senior thesis about shortwave radiation off the coast of Africa.
    Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Graduate Student Winner Alexandra Karambelas presented two research posters: “Influence of Weather on Twitter Discourse of #ClimateChange and #GlobalWarming” and “Which Emission Sector Causes Poor Air Quality Days.”
    Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Vijay Limaye, Graduate Student Honorable Mention awardee, discusses his research poster, “Climate Change and Health Risks from Air Pollution in the Eastern US,” with planetary scientist Larry Sromovsky. Limaye’s research concerns fatalities directly related to particulate matter. Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention awardee Marian Mateling explains her research poster, “Assessing Cloud and Sea Ice Effects on the Arctic Radiation Budget in the CMIP5 Models.”
    Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Geoff Cureton, from the Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, stands next to his research poster, “Retrieval of Higher Order Ocean Wave Spectra from Sunglint,” which encapsulates his Ph.D work on solar radiation reflected off of the ocean’s surface.
    Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    Attendees of the Fourth Annual AOSS Community Poster Reception mingle and discuss their recent work.
    Photo Credit: Sarah Witman

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    AOS Professor Grant Petty, SSEC Researcher Claire Pettersen, and SSEC Director Hank Revercomb enjoy the poster reception. Pettersen is the committee chair and organizer of the event.
    Photo Credit: Margaret Mooney