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FORTCAST stands with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are mere examples of the persistence of systematic racism in our country. While we are saddened by these events, the current state of the nation presents a very important opportunity for us all to take a stand against racist actions and continue to educate ourselves on the necessary steps to overcome this issue. At FORTCAST, we acknowledge that the success of research in the geosciences is a direct result of diversity and inclusion. To learn more about efforts being taken and how you can help in the movement, links to various sources are provided below.

Colorado State University Note of Solidarity
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Special Statement on Racism and Inequity
Race and Racism in the Geosciences (Nature 2019)
A Call to Action for an Anti-Racist Science Community from Geoscientists of Color

Thanks to everyone who visited FORTCAST at the 2020 Little Shop of Physics Open House!

Saturday, February 29rd at the CSU Lory Student Center

YSSAR 2019 was a huge success. Shoutout to all of our student speakers, poster presenters, and audience members!

Friday, October 25th at the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science

What's YSSAR?

Thanks to our "What's Brewing in Weather & Climate" speakers!

During the 2019-2020 school year, FORTCAST hosted several fascinating discussions at Tap and Handle as part of our "What's Brewing in Weather & Climate" series of talks. This year's speakers included Walt Lyons, Chad Hoffman, and Lorena Medina Luna. Thanks to all of this year's speakers! To get updates on these events, "like" our page on Facebook and check out the Meetings page at the top of this website.

Atmos Olympics

Thanks to get everyone who came out for the 4th annual Atmos Olympics! Team Fahrenheit came away with a hard-fought victory.

Cans Around the Oval Results

Thanks to all of you whose contributions of non-perishable food and/or monetary donations helped make Cans Around the Oval 2019 a SUCCESS. The efforts of the Department of Atmospheric Science and CIRA raised 70 pounds of food and $476 for the Food Bank of Larimer County. This combines for a CSU total impact of 17,918 pounds and $51,966.53 donated! THANK YOU! Every contribution makes a difference for our neighbors, friends, and colleagues in need.

Congratulations! We can't wait until next year! Be on the lookout for an email in the fall.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Colorado Weatherfest!

We were very fortunate to host 2016 AMS President Fred Carr at our Fall Meeting. Check out some photos below!

Check out photos from our meeting featuring AMS President Sandy MacDonald, and a relevant blog post by AMS Associate Executive Director & Senior Policy Fellow Dr. Bill Hooke!

FORTCAST took third place in the local chapter poster contest at the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ! Congratulations!

Check out an interesting article by Thomas Birner (our faculty advisor) in Physics Today!

Check out our December 2014 Newsletter!

FORTCAST has been featured in the Fall/Winter 2014 AMS Local Chapter Affairs newsletter!