Howie Friedman wins first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon award for exemplary service

HRD Deputy Director Howie Friedman has  been awarded the first-ever Order of Sherman's Lagoon Award in honor of his exemplary service to NOAA's mission.  The award recognizes Howie’s long-term efforts to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity, and educational and outreach activities at AOML.  Howie was also recognized for his 55 years of dedicated federal service. The award …

Howie Friedman wins the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service

  Howie Friedman, HRD's Deputy Director, was awarded the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service for his consistent efforts promoting EEO, Diversity, Education and Outreach activities at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, as well as his interaction with the NOAA Office of Education (Hollings, Education Partnership Program and GradSci programs), and activities …

HRD employees honored at awards ceremony

A number of HRD employees were honored at an awards ceremony at AOML earlier in December.  Among the honorees: Jun Zhang earned a CIMAS Gold Medal for efforts to improve the surface layer and vertical-diffusion parameterization within the HWRF model to better match the observed surface flux and diffusion.  These factors were essential for HWRF to …

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz visits AOML for the 2014 Pre-Season Hurricane Readiness Briefing

"The expected atmospheric and oceanic conditions during 2014 suggest a near- or below-normal Atlantic hurricane season,” explained Dr. Robert Atlas (NOAA) at the 2014 Pre-Season Hurricane Readiness Briefing held for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz on May 27. The U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district has participated in this briefing for six years; this is …

Jennifer Calderon-Diaz earns her Bachelor of Science degree from Barry University

Congratulations to Jennifer Calderon-Diaz, who, after three and a half years of attending night and weekend classes, earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Barry University’s School for Adult and Continuing Education.  Jennifer has worked as HRD’s administrative assistant for the past nine years.  She is pictured here on her graduation day with Frank …

HRD participates in South Florida Aviation Fly-in and and Educational Expo

NOAA participated in the South Florida Aviation Fly-In & Educational Expo (SAFEE Flight) in Opa Locka, FL, May 3 & 4.  AOML co-hosted a NOAA booth with the National Weather Service Miami Forecast Office and the Miami Center Weather Service Unit. The event drew aviation enthusiasts as well as thousands of local school children who also tour the U. S. …

HRD staff recognized by the South Florida Federal Executive Board

Howie Friedman and Russell St. Fleur were recognized for their contributions to the South Florida Federal Executive Board (FEB) and south Florida federal community in September at the FEB’s quarterly meeting.  Howie was presented with a plaque for his dedication and service as the FEB’s treasurer during fiscal year 2012.  He was also re-elected as …

HRD Retreat, US Coast Guard Base, Miami Beach, FL – 15-16 May 2012

HRD held a two-day off-site science retreat at the Miami Beach Coast Guard Base.  With assistance from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (Ines DelGado, Commissioner, facilitated the retreat), HRDers discussed ways to strengthen their scientific visibility, work environment cohesiveness, and future science directions. The retreat provided an open forum for the group to explore these …