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Geology field trips

Field trips are an essential part of the geology program. Being out in the field is where students learn the most, applying concepts they've learned in the classroom, and have a bit of fun.  Trips are often run with both upper and lower level classes, giving lower level students a chance to learn from faculty as well as students with more field experience and creates a true sense of camaraderie.

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Storm Chasers

The Storm Forecasting and Observation Program is designed to teach students how to observe weather patterns and predict changes in the weather by applying their classroom learning to the forecasting and observation of actual storms. The program is scheduled to coincide with the climatological peak for tornado occurrence in the United States (late May into early June).

Lake-Effect Storm Prediction & Research Center

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Student Research

Faculty and students at Oswego collaborate on a wide range of topics, research is an important part of the curriculum in our programs and the record of awards received and presentations given at national conferences support the high quality of research that our students complete. The Lake-effect Storm Prediction & Research Center (LESPaRC) allows meteorology students to expand and apply their knowledge through research and forecasting for our clients.

Scholarship and Awards

AMS Scholarships

Various scholarships are available from the American Meteorology Society. Past winners from Oswego have been recipients of:

  • Howard T. Orville Scholarship
  • AMS Industry Undergraduate Scholarship
  • AMS Industry Graduate Fellowship

Meteorology Awards

The SUNY Oswego Meteorology Program offers scholarships and awards, including:

  • Highly Meritorious Meteorology Senior Award
  • Outstanding Meteorology Senior