Dr. Antonio J. Busalacchi Jr. was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The citation was for understanding of tropical oceans in coupled climate systems via remotely sensed observations and for international leadership of climate prediction/projection research.
Dr. Busalacchi has a Physics BS, Oceanography MS and PhD from Florida State University. His major professor was Dr. James J. O’Brien, Retired Emeritus Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Meteorology and Oceanography.
EOAS graduate Jonathan Oulton has published a study on Gujba, a meteorite formed when a metallic body collided with a planet. He and EOAS Professor Munir Humayun used sophisticated lasers and mass spectrometers at the National HIgh Magnetic Field Laboratory and conducted in-depth chemical analysis that has shed light on what was happening when our planets formed.
The Tatoosh School is a nonprofit, university-level field school with a beachfront base camp on Prince of Wales Island and lecture halls in the towns, oceans, and forests of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It is the school’s mission to foster first-hand learning about the ecology and environmental policy of southern Southeast Alaska.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) Diversity Internship Program provides an exciting scientific educational opportunity for undergraduate and early stage graduate students. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by NOAA and NGI scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management, marine technology, engineering, socio-economic data analysis and environmental justice.