Scientific Mentors

Oklahoma meteorologists, engineers, programmers, and weather support staff have been encouraging K-12 students to learn more about weather, climate, engineering, computer programming, and general science by participating in our scientific mentorship program. Mentors answer email, visit schools, act as science fair judges, and conduct tours of their workplace.

Scientific mentors must have a B.S. or higher degree to participate. Scientists from anywhere are welcome to be involved, but those from Oklahoma or OU and OSU graduates are especially encouraged to participate.

Name Organization Area of Expertise
Brotzge, Jerry Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms Radar Meteorology
Brown, Rodger A. Convective Weather Research Group, National Severe Storms Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Severe thunderstorms and Doppler weather radar
Doswell, Charles Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes
Fiebrich, Chris Oklahoma Mesonet, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma All aspects of the Oklahoma Mesonet
Hocker, James Oklahoma Climatological Survey Climate, Hazard Impacts
Illston, Brad Oklahoma Climatological Survey Urban meteorology and soil moisture
Johnson, J.T. Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. Private Sector, technology transfer, and severe storms.
LaDue, Daphne Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma Adult learning, social science research methods, and mentoring undergraduate research
LaDue, James G. Warning Decision Training Branch, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Severe Thunderstorms, Winter weather, and Satellite meteorology
Luttrell, Cindy Oklahoma Mesonet, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma Surface instruments, collection and quality control of weather data, and outreach
Melvin, Andrea Oklahoma Mesonet, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma K-12 use of weather data and weather safety
Tanamachi, Robin Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma Tornadoes, severe storms, radar data analysis, storm chasing

Contact andrea@mesonet.org to update your profile or become a new mentor.