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Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

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From the Valparaiso University website, 2023: “WHY METEROLOGY AT VALPO? Welcome to your home of nearly 80 meteorology majors, including Valpo faculty as passionate about the weather as you are! You will put your passion into a career with hands-on learning in forecasting, aviation meteorology, broadcasting, research in severe weather, tropical meteorology, extreme weather, or climate impacts, and many more directions; opportunities await you. Your goals, success, and future are our top priority. Valpo meteorology faculty love teaching and we are an undergraduate only program.

“You are our focus. Valpo’s sophisticated equipment and expert instruction allow students to take full advantage of the immediate environment. Valpo meteorology students are welcomed as interns, both in Northwest Indiana during the school year and across the country during breaks.

“The career opportunities for Meteorology majors are diverse. It will prepare graduates for a variety of careers.

“Valparaiso University’s meteorology program, which gained the status of a major in 1991, has quickly become one of the nation’s most respected training grounds for professional meteorologists. Valpo meteorology majors go on to attend the nation’s top graduate programs and are employed by public- and private-sector firms and broadcast stations around the world.

“Valpo meteorology students have extraordinary access to state-of-the-art instruments, facilities, and technology. The Valparaiso University Weather Center, a laboratory where students gain hands-on experience and provide weather information and forecasts for Northwest Indiana, has an excellent array of meteorological equipment.”

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