The UW Dawgcast

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March 19, 2020

Joe Zagrodnik, on working field campaigns

In undergrad, there is a pretty set way to move about the education system. You declare a major, take a set number of classes in your department, and graduate. But what happens in graduate school? At The UW Dawgcast, we wanted to spotlight some of the incredible researchers in the Atmospheric Sciences Department. Research is…


Becky Alexander, on her career so far

The UW is credited as the most innovative public university in the nation and it’s not because of the creative ways undergraduates find to avoid studying on the weekends. Research makes the UW function. Literally. Without that funding, we’re not sure if the lights would turn on!  The UW is known for groundbreaking medical research…


Lynn McMurdie, on snowstorm research campaign IMPACTS

Have you ever woken up with your whole day planned out, only to realize a giant snowstorm has hit and you are unable to leave your house? Probably not if you live in the Seattle area, but this is a common occurrence on the East Coast. East Coast snowstorms often have a banded structure to…


Robert Conrick, on innovating PNW rain forecasting

Seattleites rely heavily on caffeinated drinks (like our well renowned Starbucks coffee) to get through the soggy days that happen to occur most of the year. This January was wetter climatology-wise for Seattle. In fact, 28 out of the 31 days in the month composed of precipitation that could be measured, as stated by the…