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Welcome to my virtual science classroom!  While you are here in my class, there are only two simple rules.  You MUST have fun and learn something interesting about the world around us.  My classroom is still under construction, but there are many things to do and see while you are here today.  Use the navigation buttons to explore and if you have an idea for something that's not here yet, by all means please let me know!




Growing up in the 70's, I was inspired by some of the most "exciting" weather events to impact the region, such as Hurricane Agnes in '72 and the Great Blizzard of '78.  I spent much of my childhood captivated by the weather - documenting daily climate statistics and dreaming of being a meteorologist some day when I grew up!  Eventually I earned my degree in Meteorology - choosing to attend schools on the shore of the Great Lake Ontario to study lake effect snow formation and atmospheric physics.  Papers I've authored include studies of Mid-Latitude Cyclogenesis and Atmospheric Refraction at Low Altitude, and I've published a weekly newspaper column discussing local weather events called "WeatherAware".  I have been a member of the American Meteorological Society and a Broadcast Meteorologist for the Northern Finger Lakes and Western regions of New York State.  I later pursued my Master's Degree in Secondary Science Education at the State University of New York and taught Earth Science and Astronomy to 9th & 12th graders.  Although I'm now earning a living as a Software Quality Engineer, I still enjoy a good storm chase and find myself always looking to the sky (usually with a camera or a telescope!) and waiting for the next exciting weather event to unfold.





"Restless wonder roll into the sea........Nature is the Law"
                                                   (Richard Ashcroft)