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September 20th, 2022

Disaster Science Operation Center (DSOC) Celebrates Student Success!
The Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers (KAMM) awarded John Bowen with the Mitigation Project of the Year 2022 award. KAMM's formation was in pursuit of promoting natural hazard mitigation and management in Kentucky. This award is given to individuals, projects, programs, or strategies that succeeded in creating a positive impact for hazard mitigation related communities or agencies.
John Bowen Mitigation Award Recipien
KAMM Mitigation Manager 2022 Award
For more information on the Mitigation Project of the Year 2022 award visit: https://www.kymitigation.org/past-kamm-mitigation-awards/

May 10th, 2022

Kentucky Mesonet Dedicates New Ballard County Site!
Kentucky Mesonet at WKU dedicates new station in Ballard County. The station is 5 miles northeast of La Center near Bandana on property owned by Benny and Terre Cooper.
Participants in Monday’s ribbon cutting include Steve Eddy, National Weather Service Paducah; Andrew Quilligan, Kentucky Mesonet; Dr. Cathleen Webb, WKU's Ogden College of Science and Engineering; John Gordon, National Weather Service Louisville/Kentucky Mesonet Advisory Board; Steven Rudy, State Representative; Megan Schargorodski, Kentucky Mesonet; Dr. David Brown, WKU's Ogden College of Science and Engineering; Terre Cooper, Landowner; Eddie Melton, Kentucky Farm Bureau/Kentucky Mesonet Advisory Board; Stuart Foster, retired Director of Kentucky Mesonet/Kentucky Mesonet Advisory Board; and Todd Cooper, Ballard County Judge-Executive.


Mesonet Ballard County Site


November 5th, 2021

Provost and Dean Visit to CRD Centers!
Today Provost Fischer and Dean Brown visited our centers at CRD. Dr. Jason Polk from Hydroanalytical lab; Dr. Vlad Dobrokhotov from API; Dr. Bangbo Yan, Dr Houyin Zhao and Ms. Pauline Norris from TA Labs and AMI; Dr. Shane Palmquist from ECI; Ms. Megan Schargorodski from MESONET and Mr. Martin Cohron from LC-SEM facility gave tours of their centers and their instrumentation. Mr. Buddy Steen of WKU Innovation Campus gave a tour of Innovation Campus facility at the CRD. Thank you to all of them and to Dr. Ranjit Koodali and Mr Jeff Hook for joining them. 


Center for Research and Development Visit from the dean and provost.

Center for Research and Development Visit from the dean and provost.

Center for Research and Development Visit from the dean and provost.

Center for Research and Development Visit from the dean and provost.

September 2021

WKU Center for Energy Systems (CES) Student Success!

Engineering students at the WKU Center for Energy Systems (CES) successfully completed and delivered their industry-sponsored project to Tempur-Sealy International, Inc. in Greensboro, NC. This is a custom research and development testbed, which measures "pillow thermal comfort," enabling pillow material optimization.


CES student project success!

June 18-20, 2021

Nashville Super Speedway

May 2021

Crawford Hydrology Lab Groundwater Webinar Attracts Global Audience

The Crawford Hydrology Laboratory (CHL) within WKU’s Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) is a nationally leading laboratory for the study of groundwater flow with an emphasis on specialized study of karst landscape development in soluble bedrock in which caves, sinkholes and large springs are common, and groundwater resources are extremely vulnerable to contamination.


In May, CHL is hosting a webinar Fluorescent Dye Tracing: Applied Methods for Environmental Solutions. With about 25 participants, the webinar has attracted an international audience from around the US as well as from Belgium, Jamaica, and Ecuador, including scientists from government agencies, environmental consulting firms, and even cave explorers interested in better understanding the landscapes they explore.


For more information call Lee Anne Bledsoe at 270 745 9224.  


Groundwater Webinar

May 12th, 2021

Mr. Greulich Visit from WKU Center for Energy Systems (CES)


April 2021

75th Kentucky Mesonet Station!

Celebrating The 75th Kentucky Mesonet Station!

Learn About the history and goals of the Kentucky Climate Center/Mesonet by visiting our center's celebratory page.

Kentucky Climate Center Logo










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