Claiborne honored with meteorological award

Published 4:41 pm Saturday, December 8, 2007

Jarrett D. Claiborne, son of John Bell and Van Ellis of Red Lick, has been awarded the 2007/2008 American Meteorological Society/RS Information Systems, Inc. Scholarship. Jarrett is a graduate of Jefferson County High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in meteorology at Jackson State University.

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship is intended to encourage minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispani, American Indian, and Black students, to pursue careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Three scholarships have been made possible through the generous contributions of AMS members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign and three scholarships are funded by industry; The Weather Channel, RS Information Systems, and Baron Services. The award is $3,000 for a nine-month period in the freshman year and an additional $3,000 for a nine-month period in the sophomore year, base on performance in the first year.

RSIS, a premier federal systems integrator, provides advanced technical and business solutions in science, information technology, systems engineering, telecommunications, information assurance and management consulting. The company supports key elements of NOAA’s environmental observation infrastructure: operations and engineering support of the National Weather Service next-generation weather radar (NEXRAD) and software and systems engineering for the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System. RSIS also provides systems development, science support, climate analysis and prediction, and system administration across NOAA’s line offices as well as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Glenn Research Center.

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