Warren Washington Legacy Symposium

A Scientific Journey in Climate Modeling, Research, and Science Policy
  • What Homepage Alumni Undergraduate Graduate
  • When Sep 06, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Penn State Nittany Lion Inn
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  • Contact Phone 814-865-0478
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Warren Washington Legacy Symposium: A Scientific Journey in Climate Modeling,

Research, and Science Policy

September 6, 2018 - University Park, PA

  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Nittany Lion Inn, Boardroom I and II
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Reception, Myers Weather Center, 6th Floor Walker Building 

Register for the symposium and/or reception by August 31, 2018 at noon: https://engage.tassl.com/event/3702 

Cost to Attend: 

  • There is no registration fee, but you must cover your own travel expenses.

We will celebrate the scientific legacy and contributions of Dr. Warren M. Washington who began his scientific journey in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University.  Along the way, Dr. Washington has been a leader in climate modeling development and research with a career that began at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and continued for more than five decades.  Dr. Washington received the National Medal of Science from the White House in 2010.   He has also served as mentor for several generations of scientists in the field and has been a role model for many scientists and students of color in the United States.  We celebrate Dr. Washington’s contributions in this symposium, 55 years after he received his PhD from Penn State Meteorology.

Invited speakers include: 

  • Eric Barron, Penn State University
  • Antonio Busalacchi, UCAR
  • Anthony Didlake, Penn State University
  • Jenni Evans, Penn State University
  • Jose Fuentes, Penn State University
  • Michael Mann, Penn State University
  • Deanna Hence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Greg Jenkins, Penn State University
  • Everette Joseph, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Vernon Morris, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
  • Ari Petronas, NOVIM, New York University
  • Bert Semtner, Naval Postgraduate School, Emeritus Professor
  • Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia
  • Warren Washington, NCAR 

Symposium Chairs:

Greg Jenkins, Professor of Meteorology and Dir. of Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA), Penn State and Fuqing Zhang, Professor of Meteorology and Statistics and Dir. of the Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT), Penn State

Questions may be directed to: washingtonsymp@meteo.psu.edu

A Few Hotel Options for the Area: 

  • Nittany Lion Inn200 W. Park Avenue, State College PA, 16803 
    Telephone: 800-233-7505 or 814-865-8500 (call for room rates)  

  • The Atherton Hotel125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801 
    Telephone: 800-832-0132 or 814-231-2100 (call either number to reserve a room, there are a limited number of rooms at $90.00 per night, reference “Warren Washington” room block when calling. Must be booked by Monday, August 6, 2018 to secure that rate.) 

  •  The Hyatt219 West Beaver Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, 16801 
    Telephone:800-596-3793 or 814 862 9808 (Make reservations by either calling or via the web https://statecollege.place.hyatt.com. When booking online, reference group code G-PSM1 to receive the group discount. Select “Corporate or Group Code” from the drop-down menu, if “Special Offer Code” is selected, the discounted rate will NOT show up. There are a limited number of rooms at $99.00 and it must be booked by August 8, 2018. When calling central reservations, guests should mention the group name Penn State Meteorology.)