A transportation expert’s efforts to make Alabama A&M University a vital part of the national climate studies community have received encouraging news from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Dr. Jacob Oluwoye, a professor in AAMU’s Department of Community and Regional Planning, will participate in the week-long AMS Climate Studies
Diversity Project workshop scheduled in metro Washington, D.C., in mid-May. The workshop will include field trips to NASA Goddard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and the Howard University Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation.
Oluwoye directs AAMU’s Center for Urban and Rural Research from which the current climate studies push will evolve as a full-fledged course next fall semester. Because AAMU already offers the needed subject areas to complement the course and owing in part of AMS’ diversity initiative, more than a dozen A&M students will be able to take the interdisciplinary course and receive free textbook licenses.
For additional information about AAMU’s upcoming climate studies course, contact Dr. Jacob Oluwoye at (256) 372-4994.