Dr. Clark Evans, professor and Atmospheric Science program chair in the School of Freshwater Sciences, was honored with the UWM Distinguished Public Service Award at the Fall Awards ceremony on October 25, 2023 at the Zelazo Center.
“Clark Evans personifies a scientist whose professional activities contribute to the public good and enhance UWM’s reputation. Evans, a professor in the atmospheric science program, uses meteorological models to better understand and improve our ability to predict high-impact weather events like hurricanes and severe thunderstorms.
In addition to his academic research, Evans is a science communicator who shares knowledge and forecasts of high-impact weather events with general audiences. He has created his own website to share hurricane model forecasts with the public. This site has been used by several major media outlets, including the New York Times and Reuters, when storms threaten the U.S.
He is also the faculty adviser for The Climate Consensus, a student organization that aims to promote dialog between scientists and the community about climate change by inspiring future scientists to conduct outreach to their communities. He is also generous with his time, serving as a commissioner for the American Meteorological Society’s Scientific and Technological Activities Commission, a Trustee of Grafton, Wisconsin, and on other scientific boards.” – from UWM Report