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UNH Joins WeatherBug® Schools Network to Provide Live, Local Weather Conditions and Enhance Student Education

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2/13/2013 12:00 AM
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WeatherBug station on the roof of Peterson Library

WEST HAVEN, CONN. ---The University of New Haven has joined WeatherBug® Schools Program (www.weatherbug.com), the leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network.

UNH has installed a new WeatherBug weather station on the roof of the Peterson Library.  It includes a high-definition camera, lightning sensor and web-based educational software tools. The station is able to provide weather data that UNH will use to prepare and react to weather events.

“The weather has been increasingly challenging to deal with,” said Ronald Quagliani, associate vice president of public safety and administrative services. “This system will give us information early on that will help us to be more prepared for weather events. And when lightning is predicted in our area, an immediate automated warning will notify athletic teams and others ahead of time.”

The weather station will also be used to enhance the science, technology and math school curriculum using the WeatherBug Achieve program.

Students and faculty in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, for instance, will use the real time data provided by the weather station in classes dealing with statistical trend analysis and forecasting, said Dean Ronald Harichandran.  He said they will also use the information to study renewable energy generation using wind power.

 “WeatherBug is pleased to welcome UNH to the WeatherBug Schools Program,” said Frank McCathran, director of WeatherBug Education.

To view the UNH Weatherbug site, go to:. http://weather.weatherbug.com/weather-safety/online-weather-center/OnlineWeatherCenter.aspx?aid=5126

For more information on the WeatherBug Schools Program, visit www.weatherbugschools.com.

About WeatherBug

WeatherBug (http://www.weatherbug.com and http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) precisely monitors, organizes and disseminates global weather information. As a trusted source for live, local dynamic data, WeatherBug empowers society with weather intelligence for making more informed decisions. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com).

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and California. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.