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Taken 14 October 2013: (back row) John Peters, Erik Nielsen, Russ Schumacher
(front row) Greg Herman, Vanessa Vincente, Bob Tournay

Russ Schumacher

Assistant Professor

e-mail: russ.schumacher "at" colostate "dot" edu

Russ joined the faculty at Colorado State in the fall of 2011. He received his B.S. with majors in meteorology and humanities from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 2001, and earned his M.S. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Russ received an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and spent 2008-2009 at NCAR in Boulder. From 2009-2011, Russ was assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. He received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2010, and was selected as Outstanding Professor of the Year by the students of the department in 2012.

Current Graduate Students

Vanessa Vincente

B.S., Valparaiso University, 2011
e-mail: vvincent "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu

Vanessa joined the research group in the fall of 2011. She is one of the students supported by CSU I-WATER, an interdisciplinary program training graduate students in hydrology, atmospheric science, and ecology.

John Peters

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010
M.S., atmospheric science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
e-mail: jpeters3 "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu

John joined the research group in the fall of 2012, after completing an M.S. degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under the direction of Paul Roebber. John is studying the dynamics and predictability of heavy-rain-producing convective systems.

Greg Herman

B.S., University of Washington, 2013
e-mail: gherman "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu

Greg joined the research group in the fall of 2013 from the University of Washington. Greg will be conducting research on improving probabilistic weather forecasts.

Erik Nielsen

B.S., Texas A&M University, 2013
e-mail: erikrn "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu

Erik joined the research group in the fall of 2013 from Texas A&M University. Erik will be conducting research on connections between tropical and midlatitude extreme precipitation.

Bob Tournay

e-mail: rtournay "at" atmos "dot" colostate "dot" edu

Bob, a major in the United States Air Force, joined the research group in the fall of 2013. His research will revolve around improving data assimilation and modeling for short-term prediction of convection.

Former Graduate Students

Kelly Keene

M.S., 2011 (from Texas A&M University)

Kelly earned her M.S. in August 2011 after completing her thesis on the "bow and arrow" phenomenon. She is currently an Associate Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO.

Charles Yost

M.S., 2013

Charles earned his M.S. in the spring of 2013 after completing his thesis on displacement biases in numerical forecasts of convective systems. He currently works for OneRain in Longmont, CO.

Samantha Lynch

M.S., 2012

Sammy earned her M.S. in December 2012 after completing her thesis that involved ensemble synoptic analysis of widespread extreme rain events, including the Nashville, TN flood of 2010. Sammy currently works for Warner Chilcott Corporation.

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