• MetoGrads is the student organization at the University of Maryland developed to help support the graduate students in the department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. We serve as a focal point to help organize orientations, seminars, and social events, as well as promote the activities and accomplishments of our students..
  • Recent News

    Announcing AOSC’s newest PhD recipients!

    Congratulations to Drs. Stefan Cecelski, Guo-Yuan Lien, and John Yorks on successfully defending their PhD dissertations! Under the advisement of Da-lin Zhang, Eugenia Kalnay, and Russ Dickerson, respectively, these young men have completed a crucial [...]

    April 15, 2014

    AOSC represents at NASA’s DISCOVER-AQ Campaign

    AOSC graduate student Clare Flynn recently returned from 2 weeks in Houston, Texas as part of NASA’s third DISCOVER-AQ field campaign. DISCOVER-AQ (Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality) [...]

    October 11, 2013

    Congratulations, Manisha!

    Congratulations to Manisha Ganeshan on successfully defending her PhD dissertation! She has conducted this research under the advisement of Dr. Raghu Murtugudde, producing a wonderfully detailed manuscript titled, “The role of negative buoyancy and urbanization [...]

    October 1, 2013
  • Get To Know...

    Every month Metograds features a new profile on one professor and one grad student, check back here often to learn about our interests and hobbies

    Tim Canty


    With a background in physics, Tim is working to better understand the chemistry of our atmosphere… He also can make delicious sausages and desserts!

    Yunyao Li

    grad student

    Seemingly destined to this field from when she was born, Yunyao researches thunderstorms, their dynamics, and their microsphysics.