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A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in the U.S. by Dr. Lindsay Zanno, (NCSU paleontologist with a joint appointment at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and an associate with MEAS) and her colleague, Peter Makovicky (Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History)
Congratulations to Laura Holland for winning the PAMS Awards for Excellence for 2013. Both she and Maggie Puryear were nominated for an award (Laura for SPA, Maggie for EPA). Congratulations to them both for representing MEAS so well!
Ashlee Lillis (Ph.D. Grad Student) won 3rd Place for her poster in the Eighth Annual Graduate Student Symposium held on Tuesday, March 19. Congratulations, Ashlee!
MEAS’ Dr. Gary Lackmann won the 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (College of PAMS). Congratulations! Dr. Lackmann will be honored at an Awards Luncheon and Ceremony at the McKimmon Center on April 11, 2013.
Edwin Cadena, MEAS doctoral student, has discovered an ancient giant turtle fossil, Carbonemys cofrinii (meaning “coal turtle”). It is part of a group of side-necked turtles known as pelomedusoides.
Dr. Gary Lackmann wins Gold Excel Award for his technical book, Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology: Dynamics, Analysis, and Forecasting (American Meteorological Society), from Association Media and Publishing. Congratulations, Dr. Lackmann!
Congratulations to Christine Epps for winning the PAMS Awards for Excellence for 2012. Both she and Wenxia (Megan) Zheng were nominated for an award (Christine for SPA, Megan for EPA). Congratulations to them both for representing MEAS so well!
Dr. Fredrick Semazzi is a recipient of the 2nd Annual Outstanding Global Engagement Award. The winners of the award will give a few brief remarks at the 2nd Annual Global Engagement Exposition on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the NC State University Club. Congratulations, Dr. Semazzi!
Astrid Schnetzer, Marine Science, will be joining MEAS in July.
Hear Dan Ksepka's BBC video interview on the recent complete reconstruction of Kairuku, a large Prehistoric penguin
Markus Petters (New Faculty Advisor Award) and Maggie Puryear (Barbara Soloman Award) were recognized as nominees for advising awards on campus (photo).
Ryan Boyles' take on our extreme NC weather this year (courtesy of WRAL)
Del Bohnenstiehl looking for Potential Megathrust Earthquakes- Deploying Ocean Seismometers on Washington-Oregon Coast - Blog
Dr. Matt Parker on chasing tornadoes...
Dr. Dan Ksepka-- "Radio In Vivo" interview - 9/14/11 on Fossilized Penguins and more...
Check out Dr. Gary Lackmann's new book, Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology: Dynamics, Analysis, and Forecasting mentioned in "Eloquent Science" midlat jpeg
Dr. Walter Robinson is named the new Department Head of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Air quality in Wake County today (05/10/11) is Code Yellow due to Dare County fire--Interview w/MEAS' Dr. Viney Aneja--with WTVD11 News http://bit.ly/krRQYT
Carl Barnes, former MEAS student, was at NWS helping track the April 16 Raleigh tornado.
Congratulations to our 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium Winners for Mathematical and Physical Sciences - Rebecca Pirtle Levy (1st place) and Sean Gallen (2nd place)! The symposium was held Monday, March 21, 2011. Poster presentations were divided into eight broad academic categories. Judges selected a first, second and third place winner in each category. For your information, the abstract book is posted on the symposium web site.
Congratulations to our 2011 PAMS Awards for Excellence nominees - Connie Hockaday and Nathan Parker!
Take a look at the PAMS Student Recruitment Video posted on the NCSU channel on YouTube! Several of our esteemed MEAS faculty/students make an appearance...
NCSU is part of a major 5-year NSF Expedition Grant - Dr. Fred Semazzi (MEAS) and Dr. Nagiza Samatova (Univ. of MN) will work on improving predictability of hurricanes and precipitation patterns
Dr. Roy He says the BP oil spill is unlikely now to reach the East Coast (July 29, 2010)
Dr. Walter J. Saucier passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010. Dr. Saucier was the initial faculty appointee establishing a meteorology program here at NCSU in 1969. The Walter J. Saucier Meteorology Scholarship was also set up in his honor.
Annie Dick "Dicky" McCants Morrison passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010. She was the wife of Dr. Bob Morrison and we mourn her loss... Bob and Dicky established the Dicky Morrison Undergraduate Scholarship in Meteorology in 2007 and have been longtime supporters of the department and NC State.
Dr. Roy He's WRAL news interview and video (5/24/2010) on the oil spill and what it will mean for North Carolina.
Dr. Karl Wegmann is mapping the original shoreline of Port Angeles, Washington - Peninsula Daily News.
Dr. Chris Osburn speaks on the oil spill dilemma in a radio interview, "The State of Things," with NPR-WUNC.
Follow our Vortex2 NCSU team's blog -- they're chasing tornadoes in May/June.
Read the Virginian Pilot article regarding Dr. David Eggleston's project on oyster restoration in the Pamlico Sound.
MEAS Cruise Blog -- Del Bohnenstiehl (MEAS Faculty) and graduate students Kyle Warren, Kim Cook, Jeff Bowman and Corey Scheip will leave Suva, Fiji on April 16 for a 12-day cruise aboard the R/V Kilo Moana (University of Hawai'i) to recover 16 hydrophone moorings (underwater microphones) they deployed along two main geologic sites-- 1) the seafloor spreading centers of the southern Lau basin and 2) an actively erupting seafloor volcano called West Mata.
Karl Wegmann, a geologist with MEAS, is featured in a News & Observer article and video on stream restoration (Mar. 22,'10).
Karl Wegmann, a geologist with MEAS, is featured in a News & Observer article and video on stream restoration (Mar. 22, '10).The Museum of Natural Sciences in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS) will hold a Severe Storms Day called StormFest, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience and learn more about severe storms in North Carolina, April 10, 2010, from 9-4. Dr. Matt Parker of MEAS and the State Climate Office of NC will be participants.
The Museum of Natural Sciences in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS) will hold a Severe Storms Day called StormFest, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience and learn more about severe storms in North Carolina, April 10, 2010, from 9-4. Dr. Matt Parker of MEAS and the State Climate Office of NC will be participants.

For Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Linda Waters (Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences) won first place for her research “The effect of nutrient constraints on cellular division rates and their consequences for maintenance of a benthic subpopulation of the bloom forming dinoflagellate Karenia brevis” at the 2010 Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Brandon Puckett, a Ph.D. candidate in Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric
Sciences (MEAS) at NC State University's Center for Marine Sciences and
Technology (CMAST), received a Student Presentation Award at the 39th
annual Benthic Ecology Meeting for his presentation entitled: "Several
Large or Several (More) Small: Designing Marine Reserve Networks for
Oyster Restoration." Mr. Puckett's presentation was co-authored by his
advisor, Dr. David Eggleston (Professor in MEAS and Director of CMAST).
Since its beginning in 1972, the Benthic Ecology Meeting has grown to
become one of the largest annual meetings of marine ecologists in the
world. The 2010 Benthic Ecology Meeting, held in Wilmington, NC from March 10-13, was no exception with over 700 attendees and over 160 student presentations.
Logan Dawson (Undergrad Meteorology major) was accepted into the SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) program for Summer 2010.
NOAA issues a News Release on the 2010 Red Tide Algal Bloom in New England. Dr. Ruoying He, NCSU-MEAS Professor, is a major contributor to this research.
Listen to Dr. Dave Eggleston's Pizza Lunch Podcast on Oyster Restoration (Pamlico Sound, NC), courtesy of "American Scientist" (January 26, 2010)
Take note of Del Bohnenstiehl's research on marine acoustics in the latest RESULTS magazine...
Morgan Brooks was presented an award for the Best Undergradaute
Student Poster Presentation at the National Weather Association
Annual Meeting (2009). The title of her poster was "Assessment of Marine
Small Craft Advisories" issued by the Baltimore/Washington National
Weather Service Office.
Maggie Puryear graduated from the Advisor's Development Institute on Dec. 10, 2009. She completed 16 hours of course work on developmental advising. This will allow her to better serve our students and faculty.
See Dr. Mary Schweitzer's interview on 60 Minutes of the "B-Rex" dinosaur.
Hurricane Floyd (1999) in North Carolina: WRAL-TV and NCSU/RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) have made advances in forecasting technology as a result.
MEAS alum, Scott Williams, (BS in Meteorology, 2004) is an on-camera meteorologist for the Weather Channel.
MEAS is awarded a new NOAA climate center.
Wolfpack in the Vortex blog - MEAS' Matt Parker and his grad students are chasing tornadoes this summer as they participate in the VORTEX2 project. Hear Dr. Parker's interview with NC's Scott Fitzgerald on WPTF-680 AM Radio, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. You can also watch their Weather Channel-produced interview on YouTube.
Dr. David Eggleston was named an Outstanding Extension Service Award recipient for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. This award is given in recognition of his dedication and demonstrated achievements in serving the people of North Carolina.
Proteins and Soft Tissue from an 80 million-year-old Hadrosaur show that molecules preserve over time. See Dr. Mary Schweitzer's May 1 article in Science Magazine.
Congratulations to Ernie Yeager, our CMAST Facilities Coordinator, who was honored by PAMS (College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences) with an SPA Award for Excellence. Our other MEAS 2009 nominees were Margo Hickman and Miranda Stamper. Congratulations to our nominees and our winner.
MEAS took off for Antarctica again for more research Feb. 7, 2009! Check out their Antarctica blog.
NC State's CMAST (the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology ) is featured in the current issue of Scope Magazine! Read about Dr. Eggleston and his staff's efforts in preserving the health of NC marine species such as the blue crab and the oyster.
Drilling for oil in North Carolina? Dr. Jeff Reid weighs in on the question...
MEAS is proud to sponsor Dr. Michael Celia, who will be speaking at NCSU on Friday, November 21, 2008. He will be speaking on "Geological Storage as a Carbon Mitigation Option," as part of the 2008 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Ground Water Science. The lecture will take place in 1216 Jordan Addition from 1:00-2:30 pm.
Ryan Boyles is named TarHeel of the Week for taking weather data and making it useful for farmers, businesses and the average consumer in North Carolina.
Logan Dawson, Class of 2012, is one of our new MEAS undergrad students featured on the NC State web site. Logan was a National Achievement Award semifinalist, and he will be studying meteorology here at NCSU.
MEAS' Dr. Lian Xie takes a meteorological role in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Check out Drs. David DeMaster and Carrie Thomas' research on his Antarctica blog.
NC State professors Lian Xie and Shu-Cherng Fang help Chinese officials prepare for the Beijing Olympic Games in August '08.
Lian Xie discusses the 2008 Hurricane Season.
"Red Tide" season predicted for 2008 by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and MEAS' physical oceanographer Roy He at NCSU.
Dr. Mary Schweitzer is digging for more dinosaur bones in Montana this summer. Read her blog of her discoveries...

Dinosaur info for the kids! See Dr. Mary Schweitzer's Twelve Horses' video.

Protein Sequences from T. rex collagen show evolutionary relationships of dinosaurs.
Dr. Gary Lackmann and his research team, with help from the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), learn how climate change might affect tropical storms. Read about their research and view a computer-animated model of Hurricane Katrina.
The Carolinas Section of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists will present the 2008 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. John J. Clague of Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, on Monday, April 14th at 3:30 pm in 1220 Jordan Addition, hosted by MEAS. His seminar title will be "Tsunamis--Stealth Killers."
Paleontologist Dr. Julia Clarke, along with her postdoctoral researcher Daniel Ksepka and Peruvian collaborators, has discovered two extinct penguin species that once reached the Earth’s equatorial regions.
MEAS' dinosaur research is once again featured in NC State's Scope Magazine, Fall Issue '07.
Dr. Charles Basalirwa and Mr. Alex Nimusiima from Makerere University in Uganda are visiting the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder CO and NCSU in Raleigh, Feb. 21 and 22. Makerere University is developing a meteorology program and the delegation is visiting the US to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
Dr. Mary Schweitzer's dinosaur discovery is ranked No. 10 of 2007 by Discover Magazine (January '08 issue)
The third, completely revised edition of the book "Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach," co-authored by Dr. Helena Mitasova, has just been published by Springer. The book includes many examples of geospatial analysis using Wake County and NC data. Learn more at Grassbook. (Nov. '07)
MEAS' Aneja Receives NC's Highest Civilian Award - Nov. 28, '07. Watch the YouTube video.
NCSU University honored WRAL TV-5's Greg Fishel in November for his long-time help to NCSU's faculty and students.
Dr. Jim Hibbard, PhD student Jeff Pollock, MS student Matt Brennan and their collaborators were featured in a TV documentary on the Science Channel in October 2007 (courtesy of CBC-Canada), called "Geologic Journey: The Appalachians."
View the slideshow from the Geology 2007 Field Course to Newfoundland headed by Dr. Jim Hibbard and PhD student Jeff Pollock.
Height or Flight? Fossil Answers Some Questions About Evolution of Flight in Dinosaurs, Raises Others
Nova (PBS) will air Dr. Schweitzer's findings on T-Rex preserved soft tissue. Tune in at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 24th....
>Giant penguins once lived near the equator according to Dr. Julia Clarke of MEAS at NCSU. Read about her findings in the National Geographic article (June 25, 2007).
>GeoAlumni Newsletter for 2007
>Read Dr. Mary Schweitzer's abstract and full text article in Science Magazine, "Analyses of Soft Tissue from Tyrannosaurus rex Suggest the Presence of Protein", published April 13, 2007.
>More Big Storms Expected - Weather researchers at NCSU predict 12 to 14 named storms, 8 or 9 hurricanes for 2007 - read the April 20th Raleigh News and Observer article.
> Roscoe R. Braham, Jr., pioneering meteorologist and visiting professor at NC State, received an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from Chancellor James L. Oblinger during NC State's fall commencement on December 20, 2006.
>NCSU's Wolfpack Women in Science (WWiS) will host Dr. Mary Schweitzer for a presentation of her groundbreaking research on soft tissues found in Tyrannosaurus rex fossils. The presentation "Under the Microscope - A New Look at An Old Dinosaur" will be made in the Talley Student Center Brown Room at 5:30 pm on April 16, 2007.
> John E. Moylan is the 2007 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer and will be speaking on April 11, 2007 here at NCSU. The Jahns Lecturer is jointly supported by  The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). He will speak on Site Characterization for the Design of Effective Groundwater Remediation Projects. More details to come...
>National Academy of Sciences' Cicerone Gives Harrelson Lecture on March 19 at 3:00 pm. View photos from the March 20th MEAS luncheon with Dr. Cicerone and various MEAS faculty and students.
>David Eggleston to direct CMAST (featured in Scope Magazine, NCSU, Winter 2007).
>Viney Aneja named to Governor's Task Force (Scope Magazine, NCSU, Winter 2007).
>Ryan Boyles has been named director of the State Climate Office (SCO) located on Centennial Campus (featured in Scope Magazine, NCSU, Winter 2007).
>Student Makes Rare Dinosaur Find - read about Clint Boyd's discovery featured in Scope Magazine, NCSU, Winter 2007.
>Professor Warms Up to Climate Modeling - Dr. Fred Semazzi featured in RESULTS Magazine (Research and Graduate Studies at NCSU), Fall 2006, Volume VI, No. 3.
>NCSU team called mild hurricane season: Atlantic temperatures are key to accurate forecast - The News and Observer, (Nov. 1, 2006)
>Mary Schweitzer, assistant professor of paleontology at NCSU with a joint appointment at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $625,000 fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. - (Oct. 27, 2006) - featured in Scope Magazine, NCSU, Winter 2007.
>ISET NCSU Announcement - NOAA has awarded $12.5 Million to fund the new (ISET) Research and Education Center. The research team for ISET includes a diverse network of scientists, engineers, and students from NCSU and other institutions. - (Oct. 16, 2006)
GeoAlumni Newsletter for 2006
> Lian Xie and colleagues at North Carolina State University in Raleigh analysed typhoon records and satellite data on snow cover on the Tibetan plateau between 1976 and 1998. They found that on average, about 17 typhoons form over the north-western Pacific each year, but in heavy snow years the number fell to about nine. Conversely, a mild Tibetan winter spawned as many as 24 typhoons. (Sept. 10, 2005 )
> Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new model for predicting the number of hurricanes likely to form in the Atlantic Ocean during the 2005 season, as well as the number of those hurricanes likely to threaten the eastern seaboard. (May 13, 2005)
> Graduate student Blake Schaeffer is the recipient of the 2005 Tobias/Williams Award in Marine Science. This award recognizes outstanding work in Marine Sciences. (Apr. 11, 2005)
> Soft tissue found in T-rex fossil (Mar.24, 2005)
> Tolson Selected as Langley Professor at NC State.(Feb. 17, 2005)
> Graduate student John Allen will be presenting research at the 54th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 17-18 in Biloxi, Mississippi. (Feb. 17, 2005)
> Jim Hibbard and his graduate student Jeff Pollock will both be presenting research at the 40th annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 14-16 in Saratoga Springs, New York.(Feb. 17, 2005)
> Relatives of Living Ducks and Chickens Existed Alongside Dinosaurs More Than 65 Million Years Ago (Jan.19, 2005)
> MEAS is excited to announce Matthew Parker and Sandra Yuter will be joining our faculty in Fall 2005. (Jan.19, 2005)
> Carbon Sink or Carbon Source? Aerosols Play Significant Role in Shifts (Dec. 8, 2004)
> Research by Dr. Jim Hibbard, Dr. John Fountain, and Dr. Elana Leithold and doctoral graduate student, Sarah Decherd will be presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Nov. 7-10, in Denver, Colorado. (Sept. 2004)

> "Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach" by Neteler and Mitasova, is now available as both hard-bound and eBook. The first book about open source GIS, co-authored by Dr. Helena Mitasova, was just published in its second edition by Kluwer/ Springer. It provides updated information about the use of GRASS, including geospatial modeling with raster, vector and site data, image processing, visualization, and coupling with other open source tools for geostatistical analysis and web applications. Several sections of the book include examples of modeling and spatial analysis of North Carolina landscapes.(Aug. 2004)

> Geology Newsletter (May 2004)
--(Produced by Dr. Charles Welby)
> Shell Lecture-Michael Bevis (April 22, 2004)
> First-of-Kind Study to Analyze Air Quality of Animal Farms (March 15, 2004)
> NC State Atmospheric Scientist Zhang Earns NSF Career Award (March 10, 2004)
> Penguin Bones from “Land of Fire” Rewrite Bird’s Evolution (Feb. 11, 2004)
> A Lot of Hot Air: How the Dinosaurs Grew So Monstrous (Jan. 21, 2004)
> New Web Site Gives Citizens Real-Time, Statewide Weather Info (Sept. 4, 2003)
> “Science Champ” Has Been Eating His Wheaties (April 4, 2003)
> Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium News
> NC State Names Three New Department Heads (Sept. 25, 2002)
> Fish Kill in the Gulf of Oman
> NC State University to Host Statewide Drought Conference (July 10, 2002)
> Drought Indices Could Help Forecasters Predict Weather (April 29, 2002)


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