PSU Students Win Important American Meteorology Society Scholarships

October 9th, 2007 by Adam

Plymouth State University’s Meteorology program has again received national recognition from the scientific community. Four PSU students have been awarded scholarships from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Out of 21 AMS scholarships awarded nationwide this year, PSU students were given four, tying Pennsylvania State University with the most awardees.

Heather A. Dinon – Karen Hauschild Friday Scholarship

Daniel S. Michaud – Guillermo Salazar Rodrigues Undergraduate Scholarship

Matthew J. Morin – Saraswati (Sara) Bahethi Scholarship

Melissa D. Payer – David S. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

According to PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, the AMS recognition of PSU meteorology students reflects the excellence of the PSU program. “These students are achieving at the highest levels,” said Steen. “Meteorology students regularly present research at national conferences or spend summers at fine centers across the country.”

Meteorology program chair Dr. James Koermer notes PSU now has a reputation as one of the country’s top meteorology programs, based the AMS scholarships.
“These national scholarships and internships are very competitive, but our meteorology program has been fortunate to attract some very outstanding students who are on par with top students of other excellent schools throughout the country,” said Koermer. “They often choose Plymouth for reasons like our involved and approachable faculty, personal attention given to students, small class sizes, excellent facilities, successful graduates, and the solid reputation of the program.”

For more informationabout this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or