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ESSIC at Maryland Day 2024

On Saturday, April 27, ESSIC faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Maryland Day, the University of Maryland’s largest community outreach event! This was the 26th year that the university held the event, and the 24th time that ESSIC has participated.

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Figure: ESSIC/CISESS Scientist Christopher Smith presenting his research as the Enterprise Proving Ground Satellite Liaison for the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) and Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) to maximize satellite capabilities for weather forecasts.

ESSIC Hosts Annual UMD-NOAA Mini-Conference

The National Weather and Climate Prediction Center (NCWCP) and UMD’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) held a three-day mini-conference from February 27 to 29, a hybrid event held both at the ESSIC and online. The conference brought together ESSIC, CISESS, and NOAA scientists to share their presentations and posters from the recent AGU and AMS conferences. Peter Beierle was the conference organizer for UMD.

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University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor Ellen Williams Retires

Ellen D. Williams, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland and director of the university’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), retired on December 30, 2023, after 42 years at the university. Following her official retirement, Williams is now a research professor of physics and executive director of ESSIC’s Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS).

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ESSIC Celebrates 2023 Peer Awards

As a now traditional part of the ESSIC end-of-year Holiday Party, two annual peer awards were presented to honor the year’s Best Paper and the Employee of the Year. This year, Director Ellen Williams presented these awards to Chelsea Parker, Assistant Research Scientist, and Brenda Torney, Payroll Coordinator.

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A screenshot of Rebekah's lesson

ESSIC Hosts Python Workshop

Earlier this month, Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) held a virtual workshop on Python hosted by Rebekah Esmaili from Science and Technology Corp (STC).

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