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Membership Party 2011!

CELEBRATE 2010-2011.


Please join Penn State Atlanta's Leadership Team in celebrating our best year, yet!  (We always say that, but it keeps getting better!)

All members are welcome to join us on Sunday, June 26th to celebrate the fiscal year 2010-2011 at Atlanta Brewing Company from 2-5 p.m.  PSU Atlanta will be hosting its members to CELEBRATE...all you can drink local microbrews, wine, and food.  Taco bar will be catered by Matador's Cantina with Red Brick beer.  Yummy!!!

We will also have Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel as the featured speaker at the event and beer tours of the brewery! 

Dr. Greg Forbes
Severe Weather Expert
The Weather Channel

As the severe weather expert for The Weather Channel (TWC), Dr. Greg Forbes provides in-depth coverage and analysis on air and on TWC’s digital properties during severe weather hazards such as tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, floods and lightning. Known as one of the world’s foremost tornado experts, he joined The Weather Channel in June 1999.  He also developed TOR:CON, the Tornado Condition Index, to estimate the likelihood of tornado activity within 50 miles of a location.
During his graduate studies at the University of Chicago, he studied tornadoes and severe thunderstorms under Dr. T. Theodore Fujita – famous for his invention of the F-scale used to rate tornadoes and for his discovery of intense thunderstorm downdrafts called microbursts. His thesis research involved studies of the 1974 Super Outbreak, the worst outbreak of tornadoes in U.S. history.

Following completion of his Ph.D., Greg served as field manager for Project NIMROD, the first measurement program to study damaging thunderstorm winds from downbursts and microbursts. He then joined the faculty in the department of meteorology at Penn State in 1978, where he taught courses in weather analysis and forecasting, natural disasters and other topics. As part of his research at Penn State, he was lead weather forecaster for numerous field research programs around the country. Outside the classroom, Dr. Forbes’s experiences include surveying the damage paths left by about 300 tornadoes, windstorms and tropical storms including Hurricane Andrew and Typhoon Paka.

In the 1999-2000 winter severe weather "'off-season," he was the forecaster in Sweden for a NASA project to measure the North Polar ozone hole. He has done collaborative research and consulting with the National Weather Service in the United States and with the national weather services in South Africa, Spain and the Netherlands – where he watched a small tornado go through his backyard.  He spent three summers performing studies to improve lightning forecasting at the Kennedy Space Center.
He has written numerous papers on tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and other meteorological topics and has co-authored and co-edited two books: Natural and Technological Disasters and Images in Weather Forecasting – the latter of which deals with the use of satellite and radar imagery in weather forecasting.

Born near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he developed an early interest in the weather when his seventh grade class studied a module on meteorology. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Red Brick Brewing Company
2323 Defoor Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

This event is a benefit for members.  If you are a member, we remind you that your dues need to be renewed starting 7/1/2011.  If you are not a member, welcome!  Join us for the 2011-2012 year by signing up for membership and attending your first event.  You MUST RSVP in advance for this event, so we have enough food.

Guests are $30pp.  Kids are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly via president@psuatlanta.com.




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