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The UW Dawgcast: Media & Meteorology at the University of Washington

Atmospheric Sciences








Communicating weather and its impact is more important than ever: travel, commerce and every day life's plans depend on accurate, frequent and meaningful forecast information. However, the public no longer necessarily relies on dated broadcasting mediums such as television or radio. The UW Dawgcast seeks to better deliver important weather information to a growing & changing audience via both old and *new* media, including via digital platforms. As of 2020, we do so with a state of the art IBM graphics system and a broadcast studio in the ATG Building. Thanks to growing interest among UW students, what was meant to be a 'winter-quarter, only' course has expanded to a year round club. Our goal is to rival the popularity of a decades old organization at Penn State ('Campus Weather'), and offer a high-end weather broadcasting program attracting students from all over the country that are interested in careers in television, The National Weather Service, storm chasing, operational meteorology and private forecasting. With the help of a Student Technology Fee award, we can assure funding for this program going forward.


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Learn about the Student Technology Fee and the proposal process by attending a Workshop led by our staff and receive 1:1 support with your proposal.


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Phone: 206-543-2975
Office: Husky Union Building 305B

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