February 24, 2016 to March 16, 2016
Project Location: 
Urbana, Illinois
Funding Type: 
NSF Funded
Project Description: 
University of Illinois DOW Education, Research and Outreach (UIDOW) 3 

Principle Investigator: Deanne Hence
Where: Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  
When: 24 February - 16 March 2016
Facility: CSWR Doppler on Wheels
ProposalUIDOW 3 Proposal and Feasibility
Final ReportUIDOW 3 Final Report

 

Overview

Figure 1. Professors Hence and Rauber with the students of ATMS 410 on the first day of the DOW deployment.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a 21-day educational deployment of a Doppler on Wheels (DOW), a National Science Foundation (NSF) facility managed by the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) for a usage period from 24 February – 16 March 2016. This time period allowed for the enhancement of classroom instruction in ATMS  410  (Radar  Remote  Sensing,  enrollment  14), as well as ATMS 314 (Mesoscale Dynamics, enrollment 26) and ATMS 306 (Cloud Physics, enrollment 10). PI Deanna Hence is the instructor for ATMS 410. In addition to the enrichment of these three classes, we intend to use the data collected for undergraduate capstone research projects in Fall 2016. During the DOW's time at UIUC, we engaged in outreach and contributed to the education of our campus community, our local community college, and the general public. The many components of this educational deployment resulted in a department-wide engagement of both undergraduate and graduate students that was an enriching experience for those within and without the designated classes directly involved. This final report summarizes the activities and outcomes that we accomplished during this deployment.