The NWA Student Session on Sun Oct 7th will host speakers that will share various career options in meteorology, including government (NOAA, NASA, Department of Defense, etc.), private sector, graduate school and academia. The talks will be given by seasoned meteorologists, so students – bring questions!
Tim Schmit works for NOAA’s NESDIS (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service) Office of Research and Applications in Madison, WI. Tim has significant experience working with satellite data and applications for the GOES-R satellite. Tim will be sharing his knowledge of the widespread career opportunities in meteorology within the government.
Paul Roebber is currently an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Director of Innovative Weather (www.innovativeweather.com). Dr. Roebber will discuss pathways to graduate school and life in academia.
Ken Carey is the Director of Strategic Solutions at Earth Resources Technology (ERC), Inc. in Laurel, Maryland. Ken has had extensive experience working with private sector companies including solving complex systems, strategic planning, program management, and leadership. Ken will talk about the benefits of a private sector career in meteorology.
Following these talks will be a presentation on NOAA’s Weather Ready Nation initiative, given by Ken Carey, and a social media workshop sponsored by The Weather Channel. The student session will be informative, beneficial, and exciting for all involved!