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Dennis and Joan Thomson Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Meteorology

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Dennis and Joan Thomson on their farm in Moon Twp.Funds for this distinguished fellowship have been donated by Dennis and Joan Thomson both professors at Penn State since 1970. The Thomsons hope that the fellowship will call attention to the importance of having special resources available to attract and support graduate students who have exceptional academic records and the potential to make unique contributions to the advancement of the atmospheric sciences.

Penn State Live press release:

Dennis and Joan Thomson Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Meteorology.


2013-2014 - Daniel Eipper

2012-2013 - Alexandra Anderson-Frey

2011-2012 - Alexander Kowaleski

2010-2011:  Timothy P. Hatlee

2009-2010:  Michael Lowe



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Dennis and Joan Thomson endow a Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Meteorology. "Dennis and Joan Thomson, both Penn State faculty members since 1970, have long been known for their commitment to students." Apr 03, 2008

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