Holt Hanley, a graduate student in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at SJSU, began to release weather analysis videos on YouTube long before grad school simply to practice his broadcast technique. His practice paid off when a feature article in a local paper pointed readers to his channel for the most understandable fire weather analysis the reporter had found. Holt now delivers his critical information to thousands of Bay Area subscribers who appreciate his well practiced delivery of critical weather and fire danger news.
The ground breaking, multi-disciplinary collaboration of faculty from different scientific specialties is an exciting new development in the ongoing search for better ways to understand and manage wildfires.
The Claude E. and Alberta D. Walker Endowment for Meteorology
In order to provide resources for the advancement of the educational mission of San Jose State University, the Claude E. & Alberta D. Walker Estate established a fund to provide scholarships to students. Claude and "Dora" Walker were long-time California residents with a profound appreciation and respect for higher education. They were inspired to visit SJSU in 1998 by a radio program on meteorology, and chose SJSU based on its reputation. Beginning in July, 2009 the endowment proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for needy graduate and undergraduate students in Meteorology in the College of Science. The Department offers The Claude E. & Alberta D. Walker Scholarships to incoming graduate students for their first year of study. The amount offered ranges up to $5000, and depends upon GPA (3.0 and above), GRE scores and financial needs.