WKU meteorology student receives AMS scholarship
- Author: American Meteorological Society
- Author: Thursday, October 15th, 2020
WKU senior Grace Campbell, a meteorology major from Franklin, has been awarded an American Meteorological Society scholarship.
“Grace started her journey with the WKU Meteorology Program early on at our annual summer youth Weather Camp, and to see her finish with national recognition is an incredible story,” said Dr. Josh Durkee, WKU University Meteorologist, director of White Squirrel Weather and Professor of Meteorology in WKU’s Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences. “She is adding to the legacy of high-quality student recruitment and measured success that the Meteorology Program has instilled and provided since its inception in 2008.”
AMS awarded 21 senior undergraduate scholarships this year. The scholarships are designed to encourage outstanding senior undergraduates to continue pursuing careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The various scholarships are based on merit and are awarded to students who have shown the potential for accomplishment in these fields.
Campbell, who is minoring in agriculture, is interested in agricultural meteorology. She plans to attend graduate school with aspirations of consulting or research pursuing the goal of altering the way agriculture responds to changing weather and climate.
Campbell, a member of the Mahurin Honors College, received the Dr. L. Michael Trapasso Scholarship (2019) and the AMS/Jerome Naimas Memorial Endowed Scholarship (2017).
The Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Scholarship (SSAI) is established to support the growth and development of future scientists, engineers or technologists. SSAI’s corporate vision is to improve the quality of life through our leadership in the advancement of science, engineering and technology. SSAI supports pioneers in science and engineering such as NASA and NOAA.
About AMS: Founded in 1919, AMS is the leading voice in promoting and advancing the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Headquartered in Boston, with an office in Washington D.C., AMS has more than 13,000 members, including researchers, scientists, broadcasters, educators, and other professionals, as well as students and weather enthusiasts.
Contact: Donna Fernandez, (617) 226-3906; or WKU Meteorology, (270) 745-4555