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USF student receives regional award for meteorology

TAMPA, Fla.--A USF student recently has been awarded the Dr. Dewey M. Stowers Award for Excellence in Meteorology from the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.

David Roache, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning, was presented this award for being an outstanding local college meteorology student.

Roache received the award at the annual WCFLAMS meeting on Feb. 23. He was recognized for his dedication and achievements in the field of Meteorology.

The award was presented to Roache by Neva Duncan Tabb, chair of the award committee and former student of Dewey Stowers.

Stowers joined the USF faculty of the Department of Geography in 1963, and established its weather station. It was considered the finest university station in the southeast U.S. He had a huge impact on his students and authored more than 40 scientific papers on weather phenomena. Stowers lost a long battle to cancer in 2007, but he continues to inspire future students through this award.


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Author: Kirstin Hermansen