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Posted on March 1, 2017

Portrait of Patrick McCormick

The Cal U Meteorology Club Colloquia Series presents its first speaker of the spring semester, Dr. M. Patrick McCormick, at 11 a.m. March 7 in Eberly Hall, Room 120.

McCormick is a professor at Hampton University, in Virginia, and is the principal investigator for NASA’s Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement (SAM) II and the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) I, II and III. He is co-director of Hampton University’s Center for Atmospheric Sciences.

McCormick will be presenting details on the SAGE III observation tools that recently were launched into orbit and are destined for the International Space Station. 

He also will speak about Hampton University’s Atmospheric Science graduate program and summer program.

About the speaker

McCormick earned his bachelor’s degree in physics at Washington and Jefferson College and his master’s degree and Ph.D., both in physics, from the College of William & Mary.

He has published more than 430 papers, journal articles, NASA publications and books, and has earned accolades such as the Remote Sensing Lecturer Award for the American Meteorological Society, in 2000, and Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist Award, in 2007.

McCormick’s presentation is free, and the public is welcome to attend. 

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