Faculty Research Award Recipients

1998: Gregory Nastrom

Gregory Nastrom
Dr. Gregory Nastrom, Professor of Earth Sciences (Photo taken by Neil Andersen, University Photographer)
Dr. Gregory Nastrom was awarded the 1997-1998 SCSU College of Science and Engineering (COSE) Faculty Research Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of Meteorology through his individual and collaborative research with students and colleagues around the world.  Some of the highlights of his research activities are listed below.

Collaborative research with students

Since 1992, Dr. Nastrom has supervised over 20 senior research projects as part of the meteorology degree program at SCSU. His National Science Foundation-sponsored research provides research assistantships for about three students each year.

Externally sponsored research while at SCSU

In the period of 1988 to 1998 Dr. Nastrom received over $810,000 to support his research, including grants and contracts with:

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Army Research Office
  • Control Data Corporation


While at SCSU, Dr. Nastrom has authored or co-authored 27 papers and 91 presentations. He served for three years as the editor of Journal of Applied Meteorology.


Dr. Nastrom has worked with a variety of local, national and international science organizations, including:

  • Minnesota Academy of Science
  • National Weather Association
  • American Meteorology Society


Dr. Nastrom received the Editor's award from the Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics in 1987 and the Alexander van Humboldt Research Prize in 1996. We are pleased to be able to add the SCSU COSE Faculty Research Award for 1997-1998 to this list.

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