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School to Careers Event
Career Day: Meteorologist
Subject Areas:
    Careers/Vocational Education
    Science
    Technology
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In this session students interact with a meteorologist who can trace his interest in the weather back to grade school. When he was in Little League he used to be more interested in watching the weather than watching the ball game.

He studied meteorology in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then started an internship at a weather service and was promoted to Journeyman Meteorologist, then to his current position of Senior Forecaster for NOAA. (Formerly the National Weather Service.)

He likes the continual change in technology and the variability of the job. Every day is different for him. Within the span of a few hours tranquil weather could turn to a threatening thunderstorm and because of that he says, "You have to be a fairly quick decision maker."

Looking back, he admits he probably should have paid more attention to physics and the different platforms of software and technology that were introduced to him. However, he has learned many skills through on-the-job training. In his free time, depending on the weather, he enjoys all sports and participates in tennis, racquetball, volleyball, snow skiing and softball.

Notes:

View this career professional's challenge question.

Only ten 'interactive' sites are scheduled for each session. 'View-only' sites will be considered and added when possible after ten 'interactive' sites are confirmed for a session. Videotaping is NOT available.

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa. If you are not employed by a school district or an AEA please register at library sites only.

Contact Person:
LaShell Staley

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 725-9725
lashell@iptv.org
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
January 29, 2014
 Wednesday, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
January 29, 2014
 Wednesday, 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
January 29, 2014
 Wednesday, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
February 21, 2014
 Friday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
February 21, 2014
 Friday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
February 21, 2014
 Friday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
February 21, 2014
 Friday, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
April 01, 2014
 Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-11
Friday, March 21, 2014
April 01, 2014
 Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-11
Friday, March 21, 2014
April 01, 2014
 Tuesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-11
Friday, March 21, 2014
April 01, 2014
 Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Audience: Grades 9-11
Friday, March 21, 2014
April 08, 2014
 Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
April 08, 2014
 Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
April 08, 2014
 Tuesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
April 08, 2014
 Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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