President: Jake Petr
Year in school: First Year Graduate Student, 24
Major: Meteorology-Climatology
Minors: Global Studies, Spanish, Math
Some Other Stuff:
Favorite Sports: Husker Football, Marching Band
Favorite Movies: Twister, Inception, Indiana Jones (All of them)
Favorite TV Shows: Dr. Who, LOST, Fringe, Grimm, Modern Family
Favorite Music: Pentatonix, One Republic
Future Occupation: Director of the World Meteorological Organization of course haha
Hobbies: Sleeping, Drawing/Painting, Traveling, Photography, Storm Chasing, Being Overly Involved on Campus, Weather
Favorite Season: Fall

Vice President: Judson Buescher
Year in school: Senior, 22
Majors: Meteorology and Mathematics
Some Other Stuff:
Favorite activities/sports/movies: Husker football and baseball, Prisoners (movie)
Favorite TV show: American horror story, SVU, or the X files
Meteorology website:
Meteorological word: geostrophic
Month: December
Holiday: Halloween
Would I eat a live spider for $100? probably
If I could get anything for free for the rest of my life what would it be? Free bills (including rent)
Where is your dream job? Doing anything for the National Hurricane Center
What event would you erase from history? The extinction of dinosaurs
What is your favorite weather phenomenon? Snow or Tropical Cyclones
I dip chicken nuggets in ketchup or bbq sauce
I think I was in the civil war in my past life

Treasurer: Taylor Whitney

Year in school:
Junior, 20
Mathematics and Physics
Some Other Stuff:
Favorite sport to watch:
Favorite sport to play:
eating popcorn and petting cats, but also marching band and ROTC
Favorite movies:
Footloose (the original) is the best movie ever
Favorite planet:
Meteorological term:
Atmospheric topic to study:
Meteorological phenomenon:
the Great Red Spot
What were you doing at 11pm last night? falling asleep on my couch
If you got a tattoo, what would it be? a silhouette of the planets in the solar system
What is your dream job? researching atmospheric conditions and phenomena of other planets
I dip chicken nuggets in ketchup or ranch dressing
I think I was in the 80s in a past life

Secretary: Audra Moore
Year: Junior, 20
Minors: Mathematics and Broadcasting
Some Other Stuff:
Favorite Sports: Husker Football, Yankee Baseball
Favorite Movies: Twister, Tommy Boy, Dumb and Dumber, Legally Blonde
Favorite TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars, Rizzoli & Isles, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black
Favorite Music: Halestorm, Katy Perry, Tegan and Sara, Icon for Hire
Future Occupation: Crazy Cat Lady or Broadcast Meteorologist. Preferably both.
Favorite Animals: Cheetahs, Cats, and Squirrels
Hobbies: Trying to get relatively famous people to interact with me on Twitter. Live tweeting during PLL, R&I, and OUAT. Also, living a double life as Iggy Azalea.
You can usually find me: In Bessey 105 or Harper 7.
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
(Non-technical) Meteorology Phrase: The Suck Zone.

Public Relations: Stephen Shield
Year: Junior, 20
Minors: Mathematics
Some Other Stuff:
Favorite Sports: Football, Basketball, Tennis
Favorite Music: Linkin Park, Black Keys, 30 Seconds to Mars
Favorite Movies/TV Shows:Batman trilogy, Arrested Development, Modern Family
Dream Job: IMET
If you weren't studting meteorology what would you be studying: Fire Science or Emergency Management
Hobbies: Photography, Sports
Meteorology website:
Meteorology Term:Mesoscale
Favorite Quote: "You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind."

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Adam Houston
Dr. Adam Houston joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences in 2006. Prior to this he served as a visiting instructor at UNL in the 2005-2006 academic year and served as both a visiting assistant professor and postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University in the 2004-2005 academic year. Dr. Houston received his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his B.S. in meteorology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Houston's research focus is on cloud-scale and mesoscale phenomena; specifically those related to severe local storms. Active research projects deal specifically with deep convective initiation, the impacts of preexisting airmass boundaries on supercell rotation, climatologies of supercells and non-supercells, high-precipitation supercells, environmental controls on storm mode, and computational fluid dynamics. Numerical experiments conducted by Dr. Houston and his research group (SSRG) utilize cloud-scale and mesoscale numerical models. Observational work primarily utilizes unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Doppler radars.

Background photo by Judson Buescher