Lisa Milani Talks Global Precipitation in Italy

On Earth Day 2024, Lisa Milani visited several schools in Italy participating in The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Mentorship Program – Educator Track. The students, from kindergarteners to middle schoolers, showed Milani their projects related to precipitation and water cycle and were engaged in conversations about NASA missions, climate change and sustainability.


The program, which aims to teach students about the GPM mission, Earth’s water cycle, weather and climate, and other related topics, will end in June with the end of the 2023-24 school year. Milani and the team hope to have the program materials available free online by the end of the summer. 


Milani is an ESSIC Associate Research Scientist currently working under cooperative agreement for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. She does research in snowfall Remote Sensing using GPM and CloudSat sensors data. In particular in the last few years she has been working on shallow convective snowfall on global and regional scales, using active and passive microwave sensors globally and over the US Great Lakes region.


See below for a gallery of Milani with some of the teachers and students involved in the project.