Thursday, June 3, 2010
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA 22102
May 27, 2010
Pay at door, using Paypal (see right), or mail payments to
DC-AMS P.O. Box 13557
Silver Spring, MD 20911-3557
5:30 pm - Students Arrive and Set-up Science Projects
6:00 pm - Reception, Viewing Science Projects, and Mini Science Fair
6:45 pm - Dinner Banquet
7:30 pm - DC-AMS Introductions
7:45 pm - Guest Speaker, then Questions and Answers
8:30 pm - Science Fair and Scholarship Winner Recognition
9:00 pm - Photos. Meeting Adjourns
Banquet Speaker: Paul Kocin
Kocin was interested in weather from a very early age. He grew up on Long Island, N.Y., during the 1960s — one of the most active periods for major winter storms in the New York region. He has a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University, and a M.S. in Meteorology from Penn State University.
Kocin met Dr. Louis Uccellini at NASA, now director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction, where he encouraged him to keep his interest in snowstorms. So with his journal articles he started writing about winter storms and ended up publishing his first book on the topic with Uccellini in 1990.
Kocin eventually left NASA for the NWS and then moved to the Weather Channel in 1998 working there for seven winter seasons from 1999 through 2006. During that time, he published his second book on winter storms; a two-volume set called Northeast Snowstorms, also with Uccellini. In 2007, Kocin returned to NOAA’s National Weather Service as a surface weather analyst, a job he loved since becoming interested in meteorology. He currently works at the medium range desk forecasting weather for Alaska four to eight days in advance.
The DC-AMS pays for the meals of the invited students and parents ($30.00/person). If you would like to help us defray these costs, mail a check (payable to DC-AMS) to D.C. Chapter, American Meteorological Society, P.O. Box 13557, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20911-3557. You can also donate online using Paypal (click the link below and enter the dollar amount you wish to donate). We appreciate your generosity and thank you!
From the Capital Beltway in Virginia (I-495), take Virginia Hwy. 123 Exit West to Tyson's Corner. At the 2nd light, turn right onto International Drive. Immediately get into the left lane and turn left at the 1st light onto Greensboro Drive. Go ¼ mile and turn left onto Solutions Drive. (The Cardinal Bank is at right at the intersection of Greensboro and Solutions Drives). Continue toward the 14-story SAIC building ahead. After entering the circle in front of the building, turn right into the Visitor Parking garage. Use front entrance of SAIC. The meeting room is on the ground floor, left of the lobby. No need to check in with security.