Department of Earth Sciences - Meteorology

Millersville Meteorology is a flagship program of the University, one that is nationally recognized for its deep and broad immersion in the atmospheric and climate sciences, and innovative curriculum in space weather, air quality, water resources, data analytics, and emergency response and disaster preparedness. Our graduates enter the workforce as knowledgeable, skilled and competent professionals. In 2020, Millersville became only the seventh university in Pennsylvania to be designated as a StormReady University.

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Dr. Sepi Yalda, Professor of Meteorology, has been elected AMS Fellow.

Dr. Sepi Yalda was elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2021. She will be formally inducted at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the AMS in January 2022. Congratulations, Dr. Yalda!


Millersville Meteorology Students chase New Jersey Tornado


Pittsburgh, PA, Balloon Launch 10-12-2021

Meteorology students from Millersville, led by Dr. Richard Clark, conduct a radiosonde launch for research purposes.


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Research, Activities and News

Our own Millersville Prof of Meteorology, Dr. Rich Clark, has Been elected the president-Elect for AMS!

Dr. Richard Clark was elected the 2021 President-elect of the American Meteorological Society. Read more... Congratulations, Dr. Clark!


2020 Student Awards and Achievement


Three meteorology students, Adam Weiner, Chad Wiley, and Benjamin Fellman, (clockwise from upper left), have received several awards in recent months. Adam Weiner is the recipient of the 2020 A. G. Breidenstine Award for the "most outstanding thesis", 2020 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, and a 2020 Portz Scholar.Adam Weiner is also the recipient of the Tim Samaras Memorial Scholarship in Research Meteorology award and the first student from Millersville University to be awarded this scholarship, which includes an academic stipend for his final year of undergraduate study and partial funding to attend the 2019 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference in Ankeny, Iowa where the award was presented.Chad Wiley is the recipient of the 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. Ben Fellman is also a recipient of the 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and a 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Men's At-Large Third Team. Read more about these outstanding achievements here >>

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Three Meteorology Students Awarded Hollings Scholarship

Three sophomores, Robert Commodari, Cameron Gonteski, and Elijah Crisden, received the Hollings Scholarship, which provides undergraduate students academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. This outstanding recognition marks the second consecutive year that Millersville students have earned this prestigious award. Last year, two Marauders, Benjamin Fellman and Chad Wiley, received the award. Only about 120 students are chosen each year from across the country and 75% of Hollings scholar alumni have pursued a graduate degree. Read more >>hollings2020.jpg

Students Continue Issuing Campus Weather Service Forecasts Remotely During COVID-19 Crisis


The C19 crisis hasn't stopped the weather, nor has it halted our  meteorology students from learning the art and science of forecasting. This photo shows six of our students working from home...issuing Lancaster-area forecasts three times per day, under the mentorship of WIC Director Horst.

Highlight Video of MU Meteorology Research Opportunities


MU Students Attend 100TH AMS Conference IN BOSTON


A record number of Millersville meteorology students and graduate students in the MSISA program attended the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Boston, MA. Many students presented their research and used the event to network.


Space Weather Group Conducts First High-Altitude Balloon Measurements

Video Link to Test Launch with Students

A small group of meteorology majors, known as the Space Weather Group, conducted a maiden launch of a balloon carrying a payload of instruments for measuring X-rays, Gamma rays, and UV rays, as well as a radiosonde for collecting weather data. The balloon carried its payload to an altitude of 103,000 feet... Read more >>

Millersville Student Balances School and Job as an On-air Meteorologist

Read more about Caitlin Westerholm's balance of school and her job here 

Program Information at a Glance

Download a printable Program Information at a Glance PDF file for more information.

Progam at a Glance