WKU Meteorology Program unveils new mobile classroom

Published: Sep. 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT
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WKU's meteorology program, in partnership with the WKU Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management, unveiled a new mobile weather classroom Friday afternoon.

This mobile classroom is a part of their "white squirrel weather" initiative as a mechanism to recruit and attract high quality students

It is intended to provide employable workforce skills, improved learning and experience outside of the traditional classroom.

"It warms my heart to see the students succeed. When they move on and succeed then we know we did our job well. That is the ultimate goal," said Josh Durkee, Associate Professor WKYU Meteorology Program.

The 18 year old unit was re-purposed and is outfitted with high quality weather analysis equipment.

Professor Durkee says their five year plan for the project was quickly completed in only 2 years and they are not done yet.

"We're not stopping here. This is not the pinnacle of what we're in to. We have a lot of neat stuff coming and we can't wait to show that to you," Durkee said.

There is more for WKU's Meteorology Department is coming soon.