Faculty Research Award Recipients
2000: Robert Weisman
Dr. Robert Weisman, Professor of Earth Sciences (Photo taken by Neil Andersen, University Photographer)
For the third annual year, the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) has awarded the College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to research during a faculty member's career at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). The four categories of contributions to research include support of and collaboration with student researchers; dissemination of research results; external recognition of the quality of research activities; and service to the research community. The award categories are weighted equally, evaluated by faculty members of the College of Science and Engineering Applied Research Committee, and submitted to the COSE Dean's Office for approval.
It is a great honor to announce that Dr. Robert Weisman, Professor of Earth Sciences, has been selected as the recipient of the 1999-2000 College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research Award. Weisman received his Bachelor of Science degree, in Meteorology, in 1982, from the University of Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, and earned his 1984 Master of Science and 1988 Ph.D., both in Atmospheric Sciences, from the University at Albany/State University of New York, Albany, New York. Robert Weisman began his appointment with the Earth Sciences Department at SCSU in 1988 and has since committed his time and energy to furthering the knowledge of his undergraduate and graduate students while expanding the current research boundaries of meteorology, climate, and how severe weather forecasts can be made more accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Professor Weisman's dedication to student involvement in research is truly outstanding as he has supervised over thirty-five student research projects since the spring of 1992. He has also provided to his students the opportunity to present their research projects in public forums. Robert Weisman's students have been honored and recognized for their research efforts by receiving awards, national scholarships and summer employment.
The National Science Foundation has recognized the quality of Dr. Weisman's research by providing major funding for two of his research projects. Weisman has presented his research at numerous conferences, and more times than not, he has involved his students with the conference presentations. His service to the research community includes refereeing scholarly journal articles and reviewing articles for meteorological periodicals.
For all of Professor Robert Weisman's support of and collaboration with student researchers, dissemination of research results, external recognition of the quality of research activities and service to the research community, he is truly deserving of the 1999-2000 College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research Award.