MELBOURNE, FLA. — Sen Chiao, Ph.D., Florida Tech assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, has earned a faculty fellowship
at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. He will participate in the Societal-Environmental Research and Education
Laboratory’s Advanced Study Program from May to August.
Chiao will collaborate with scientists at NCAR to study convective activities over ocean and continent, and tropical cyclone genesis in West Africa. This
region is important to study because its tropical cyclones can negatively impact the Caribbean and the United States.
Chiao was also accepted to the 2008 Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research and Managing Your Career. It will be held June 15-20 at
the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The workshop, for geoscience faculty professional development, is sponsored by the National
Association of Geoscience Teachers. Funding is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Meteorologist Chiao earned a doctoral degree in atmospheric sciences from North Carolina State University and did postdoctoral work at Harvard University.