Xuguang Wang, Robert Lowry Chair and Presidential Research Professor in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, was selected for a unique fellowship recognizing esteemed alumni from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University in celebration of the college’s 125th anniversary.
“We are extraordinarily proud that Professor Wang was selected by Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to receive the 125th Anniversary Alumni Fellows award,” said Berrien Moore, dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and director of the National Weather Center. “It is richly deserving…We celebrate, with our colleagues and friends at Penn State, Professor Wang’s many accomplishments.”
The college’s 125th Anniversary Alumni Fellows Award recognizes accomplished alumni whose contributions to the fields of science and engineering have set them apart from their peers. Recipients will be formally recognized during the college’s “125th Anniversary Crescendo Weekend” in October 2021.
“I deeply appreciate the education and research experience that I received from the meteorology department and from the EMS college during my Ph.D. study at Penn State,” Wang said. “Such experience lays a valuable foundation for my career development. I really enjoyed my interactions with the professors and fellow graduate students during my graduate study at Penn State. Now that I am a professor myself, this award reminds me of the importance of my roles in cultivating the next generation workforce and in helping them develop their careers.”