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Black History Month keynote speaker Feb. 26

February 24, 2009

As an African American male, Warren Washington says he encountered adversity in his bid to enter and play a prominent role in "the industry of global climate change." Join us on Thursday evening, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. as he speaks about his challenges and how he overcame them.

Nationally honored scientist

Warren Washington - who in 1993 became the first African American president of the 11,000 member American Meteorological Society - received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2007.

Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach presented the award, saying, “You have advised five presidents, given wise and insightful counsel to colleagues, advice to the Department of Energy and other federal agencies, and mentored directly and as a role model to enumerable young people.”

As an African American male, Washington says he encountered adversity in his bid to enter and play a prominent role in the scientific community, specifically the “industry of global climate change.” Warren M. Washington’s work as an atmospheric scientist has focused on the development of computer models that describe and predict the Earth's climate. 

Washington: Keynote speaker for Black History Month

This coming Thursday evening, Washington will address the Colorado State University and the Fort Collins community about his journey toward becoming an award winning meteorologist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

His talk is the keynote address for Black History Month at CSU. Join us in the Lory Student Center, Room 228 on Thursday Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

Washington's website 

Contact: Marion Blake
Phone: (601) 329-4125