– Dr. George Maul, head of Florida Tech’s Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, has been elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
(AMS). Election to the grade of Fellow serves as a recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.
Just two-tenths of one percent of AMS membership is approved as Fellow each year.
Since arriving at Florida Tech in 1994, Maul has distinguished himself at the university and in international efforts. He founded the undergraduate
meteorology program in 1996 and graduate program in 2001. He is chairman of the Joint Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/United Nations Environment
Programme Task Team on Climatic Changes in the Wider Caribbean. He also has been co-chairman for four years, during the 80s and 90s, of the International
Symposium on Marine Positioning. Maul has earned five NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) Outstanding Performance Awards and three
NOAA Distinguished Authorship Awards. He was also elected a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society in 1999. Maul earned a doctoral degree in physical
oceanography from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College.