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Posted on February 18, 2015

Two alumni return to campus and will share their expertise s the Meteorology Club Colloquia Series opens later this month.

Dr. Michael Allen speaks in Eberly Hall Room 120 on Feb. 20, beginning at 4 p.m.

Allen is an assistant professor of geography at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.   

Being part of several interdisciplinary projects, he has traveled throughout the world to places such as China, Moldova, and New Zealand.  More recently, Allen investigated the 2014 Northern Hemisphere circumpolar vortex and re-evaluated the definition of seasons using synoptic climatology and surface temperature observations.

During his presentation, Climate Research Beyond the Halls of Eberly, Allen will draw on his experiences to illustrate the possibilities available to students in the field of climatology and climate change.  He will also provide students with some advice for improving their marketability in the world after graduation.

Katie Mercadante speaks in Eberly Hall Room 110 on Feb. 24, beginning at 11 a.m. 

Mercadante  is a high school science teacher at Montour High School, where she teaches astronomy and meteorology electives, and serves as faculty advisor to student council and SADD.  

Also a member of the National Weather Association’s Education Committee, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Instructional Management at Robert Morris University.

The title of her talk is Converging Majors: Making the Most of a Diverse Background. 

The free presentations are open to the Cal U community and public.