Mar 01, 2021 | AES essc science atmospheric science Sebastian Harkema, Todd McKinney, Corey Amiot, and Holley Kenward are featured for recent achievements in Atmospheric and Earth Science. Holley Kenward Received the Best Student Poster Award at the Fourth Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones at the AMS Annual Meeting. Sebastian Harkema Received a NASA's Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Award in 2020 Involved in the NASA Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) Field Campaign Multiple opportunities to present research at AMS, NWA, and GLM Science Meeting Received an Honorable Mention award for a poster presentation at AMS 2019 Received an Honorable Mention award for an oral presentation at AMS 2021 Published two journal articles as part of my master's thesis Todd McKinney Todd is a junior at UAH pursuing an Atmospheric Science degree and I am currently working for Dr. Newchurch as a research and teaching assistant. Under the funding and support of the Space Hardware Club at UAH, I am working on a project that deploys micro super pressure balloons into the atmosphere. Our goals have been to study trajectories in the lower Stratosphere, make global connections, and circumnavigate the globe! We have successfully deployed one of these balloons already and we have three more to deploy. The current balloon in the air has been traveling for 18 days and has already circumnavigated the globe once. You can track the balloons and our progress on a custom website we have developed. Corey Amiot 2020: Recipient of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's "Group Achievement Honor Award," which was presented to the Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer team. 2020: Recipient of the "NASA Group Achievement Award," which was presented to the CAMP2Ex science team. 2019: Recipient of the "Graduate Student Research Award - Ph.D. Level" from the UAH Department of Atmospheric Science. 2017: Winner of the "Best Student Paper Award" at the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, as part of the American Meteorological Society's 97th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, for my entry "C-band dual-polarization radar signatures to improve convective wind forecasting at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA Kennedy Space Center."