Verner E. Suomi Scholarship Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Sciences
In honor of Professor Verner E. Suomi’s lifelong commitment to the education of undergraduate students, the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) is pleased to announce the “Verner E. Suomi Scholarship Award.”
Professor Suomi held tenure from 1948 until July of 1995, when the University of Wisconsin lost one of its most esteemed and internationally recognized faculty members. He is considered to be one of the most influential meteorologists of the 20th century and his many contributions to the field led to his international reputation as the “father of weather satellites.” Professor Suomi was the founding director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), the founder of CIMSS, and a faculty member of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, which he co-founded. In addition to his significant achievements as a scientist, he was well known for his love of undergraduate teaching and genuine concern for young people.
Several outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated excellent achievements in the physical sciences will be presented with a $2000 scholarship and a certificate of recognition at their high school graduation ceremony. This scholarship is a one year, one time opportunity to be used during the freshman year at any University of Wisconsin campus.
For more information regarding eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the Verner E. Suomi Scholarship Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Sciences website.