Atmospheric Sciences, B.S. |
- American Meteorological Society/Graduate School
- Climate Change
- Computer Science
- Environmental Sciences
- National Weather Service/Military Track (AFROTC)
- Private Industry
Atmospheric Sciences at Lyndon
Lyndon’s Atmospheric Sciences Department is widely recognized as one of the finest undergraduate programs in the nation. Small class sizes allow faculty to provide personal attention to all students, yet we provide “big” school experiences. For instance, Lyndon students recently participated in the VORTEX 2 tornado research program. They are the only undergraduate students nationwide who do so.
Lyndon offers a diverse curriculum that integrates theory and hands-on learning. The preparation students receive in and out of the classroom ensures a high (90%) job placement in a variety of career paths.
Our broadcast curriculum is one of the best in the country. The College’s student-produced daily newscast, News 7, includes a forecast prepared and presented on camera by student meteorologists. To support our growing department, we have a new facility with state-of-the-art technology, including a Weather Center, which provides live weather observations from our campus weather station.
Our students have access to excellent on-campus internships within the department and off-campus through our extensive alumni network. Examples of recent internships include:
- Conducting field work that examined the processes governing tornado formation
- Researching the synoptic conditions associated with northeast snow storms
- Forecasting winter road weather conditions for the State of Vermont Department of Transportation
- Forecasting ocean weather conditions in remote locations
- Producing graphics for major-market TV weather broadcasts
- Observing weather on Mount Washington
- Research at the National Severe Storms Laboratory
- Influence of space weather on our environment
- Research and forecasting at a financial services Firm
- Research at NASA and Howard University on land surface characteristics
- Forecasting at National Weather Service Offices
- Atmospheric Sciences majors may work with our on-campus TV studio for live on-air experience in conjunction with our national award-winning Electronic Journalism Arts/Television Studies department.
- Over half of our juniors and seniors have participated in paid internships within our Vermont Institute of Applied Meteorology (VIAM).
- LSC students and faculty work together on severe weather research projects.
- Our ROTC graduates have gone on to impressive military careers such as conducting research and forecasting for take-offs and landings of the space shuttle and briefing generals at NATO headquarters in Germany.
- Lyndon’s chapter of The American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association is an award-winning, student run club which hosts The Annual Storm Conference, the largest and longest running student organized event in the nation.
- We are NEBHE eligible (tuition discount) in ALL New England States (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI).
- Jim Cantore – The Weather Channel
- John Murphy – Deputy Director of the Joint Operations Center for the US Army and Air Force
- Matt Lazzara – Antarctica Weather Station Tech
- Ross Hayes – Stratospheric Balloon launching
- Cegeon Chan – Ph.D. at MIT; now at First Wind Inc.
- Nick Gregory – Fox 5 in NYC, largest market in country
- Gerard McNiff – Head Forecaster, WABC NYC; creates content for national TV weather broadcasts
- Dave Manning – Warning Coordinating Meteorologist for National NWS
- Bill Bauman – Provides weather technology transition services to America’s Space Program at Kennedy Space Center
- Jim Roemer – Provides forecast guidance for commodities traders
- Greg Carbin – Science Operations Office at the Storm Prediction Center
- Dan Cobb – Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) for Grand Rapids NWS Office