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Hobbs Prize awarded to UND Grad Student!

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We are always thrilled to learn of our students’ successes and keen to share them with our readers. We, in The Graduate School, learned of an inaugural award given to Zhe Feng, a doctoral student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Below is their media announcement. Congratulations to Zhe Feng for his outstanding work!

Mr. Zhe Feng, Ph.D candidate in Atmospheric Sciences, won the first Peter Hobbs student award for the best student paper and presentation during the American Meteorological Society 13th Conference on Cloud Physics at Portland, Oregon, June 28-July 2. Zhe Feng’s talk was titled “Investigation of Anvil Cloud Properties Associated with Mid-Latitude Deep Convection by using Integrated Ground Radar and Satellite Observations.” It is a great honor for Zhe Feng and for UND as the competition included  more than 60 graduate students from Universities around the world.  Mr. Feng is currently advised by Professors Xiquan Dong and Baike Xi in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.  Mr. Feng was supported by a North Dakota NASA EPSCoR GRA during May 2009-April 2010, and travel to the AMS meeting was supported by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the UND Graduate School.

The Peter V. Hobbs Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each American Meteorological Society Conference on Cloud Physics. The papers are judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee. Entrants must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Students who have completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. The entrant must be the lead author and the presenting author of the poster or oral presentation; co-authorship by non-students (e.g., faculty adviser) is permitted. The prize, an AMS reference book, $200 plus a certificate, was established to recognize Peter V. Hobbs’ contributions to fundamental studies of cloud physics and to recognize his outstanding teaching and educational service at the University of Washington.

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July 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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