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Awardee:HOWARD UNIVERSITY (INC)
Doing Business As Name:Howard University
PD/PI:
  • David N Whiteman
  • (240) 264-7957
  • david.whiteman@howard.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Belay B Demoz
  • Charles Ichoku
  • Vernon R Morris
  • Jose D Fuentes
Award Date:09/16/2019
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 89,810
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 89,810
  • FY 2019=$89,810
Start Date:10/01/2019
End Date:09/30/2020
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Workshop in Measurements, Modeling and Data Analysis of the Planetary Boundary Layer; Beltsville, Maryland; Summer 2020
Federal Award ID Number:1950755
DUNS ID:056282296
Parent DUNS ID:056282296
Program:Physical & Dynamic Meteorology
Program Officer:
  • Chungu Lu
  • (703) 292-7110
  • clu@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:2400 Sixth Street N W
City:Washington
State:DC
ZIP:20059-9000
County:
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Howard University Beltsville Research Campus
Street:7501 Muirkirk Rd
City:Beltsville
State:MD
ZIP:20705-1003
County:Beltsville
Country:US
Cong. District:04

Abstract at Time of Award

A two-week summer workshop for advanced undergraduate and graduate students focused on atmospheric weather and air pollution processes will be held during the summer of 2020 at the Howard University Beltsville Campus in Beltsville, MD. Students from Howard University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Texas, El Paso and other institutions will be involved. They will work with faculty mentors in understanding how atmospheric measurements are made and how to use those measurements to better understand weather and air pollution. Students will also receive instruction in how to make conference quality presentations of scientific material. The workshop will help to train the next generation of atmospheric scientists who will be responsible for improving short- and long-term weather forecast. The workshop will offer tracks in three areas of planetary boundary layer (PBL) research from which the students will choose one as their focus: 1) instrumentation, 2) numerical modeling, 3) in-depth analysis of an existing dataset. The three tracks will overlap in such a way that all students will be exposed to the three research areas. In addition, students will receive professional development training through preparation and delivery of conference-quality poster and oral scientific presentations. The workshop will have broader impacts in STEM fields that address important national priorities. Under-represented students will especially be engaged, so that they will be motivated to continue the study of atmospheric and environmental sciences. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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