Student Honored For Research On Climate Change

Emma Levin (third from right) is congratulated by (from left) Assistant Principal Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald; Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney; science research teacher John Schineller; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Wafa Deeb-Westervelt and Principal Dr. Ira Pernick. Levin is being honored for her research on how climate change has impacted hurricanes. (Photo by the Port Washington School District)

The Port Washington School District congratulates Paul D. Schreiber High School student Emma Levin, whose research project addressing how climate change has affected hurricanes making landfall was accepted into the American Meteorological Society’s 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, which will be held on April 16-20 in Ponte Vedra, FL.

Levin will attend the conference and present her project, “Examining the Sensitivity and Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on the North Atlantic Hurricane Landfall Drought and Activity.” The American Meteorological Society is comprised of more than 13,000 researchers, educators, students, enthusiasts, broadcasters and other professionals in weather, water and climate, many of whom will attend the conference. The American Meteorological Society is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Levin’s project was also accepted into the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society’s 15th Annual Meeting, which will be held June 3-8 in Hawaii, and the Long Island Natural History Conference at Brookhaven National Laboratory, held on March 24 in Upton, NY. She studied under the mentorship of Dr. Hiroyuki Murakami of the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University. Dr. Hiroyuki will present Levin’s work in Hawaii later this year. Levin was in attendance at the Brookhaven National Laboratory conference to present her work.

“Scientists continue to study extreme weather patterns and the effects of climate change. Emma’s research is important, and we are very proud to see her receiving recognition from professionals in this field,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney. “On behalf of the Board of Education, I congratulate Emma and wish her well in her upcoming presentation.”

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