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SOARS Protégés of 2013

Diamilet Perez-betancourt


Graduate
MIT
PhD in Atmospheric Sciences
In progress

Undergraduate
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
BS in Theoretical Physics
2012

Awards
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - 2013
Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science program, Cohort IX mentee - 2012
UPRM Physics Department's Enrico Fermi Medal - 2012
1st place undergraduate presentation, Weather Ready Nation Technical Session, NOAA Educational Partnership Program's 6th Educational and Science Forum - 2012
AMS Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Chapter, leader - 2011
American Meteorological Society Howard T. Orville Endowed Scholarship in Meteorology, 2011
2011 National Weather Association-David Sankey Minority Scholarship

Research
2013: Investigating the stability of a balanced shallow-water vortex
2011: Rapid intensification of hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF model simulations
2010: The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation

Presentations
“Formation of Tropical Cyclone Spiral Rainbands in a 3-D Cloud-Resolving Model,” AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2014
"Rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF model simulations", 30th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 2012.
"Rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF model simulations", NOAA Educational Partnership Program's 6th Education and Science Forum, Tallahassee, FL, 2012.
"Rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF model simulations", American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
"Rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF model simulations", 92nd AMS Annual Meeting/ T.N. Krishnamurti Symposium, New Orleans, LA, 2012.
"Rapid intensification of Hurricane Earl in Advanced Hurricane WRF model simulations", 11th AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2012.
"The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation," FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011.
"The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation," AMS Student Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011.
"The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye
formation," Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting, Bayamón, PR, 2011.
"The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation", CSU : Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmosphere Process (CMMAP) Poster Session, Fort Collins, CO, 2010.
"The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation", UPRM : Physics Department's 6th Atmospheric Science and Meteorology Symposium , Mayagüez, PR, 2010.
"The influence of environmental vertical wind shear on hurricane eye formation", SACNAS Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2010.

Mentoring
2013: SOARS mentor, Hsiao-Chun Lin
2011: RESESS Mentor, Christina Lugo Centeno

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