BOSTON – Corey K. Potvin, son of Gisele Potvin and Keith Williams of Lewiston, has been awarded the 2004/2005 American Meteorological Society/National Weather Service Graduate Fellowship. With the fellowship, Potvin will pursue a master of science in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma.

The fellowship program – now in its 14th year – is designed to attract promising young scientists to prepare for careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The graduate fellowship, which carries a nine-month $22,000 stipend, is one of 15 awarded.

Potvin recently graduated from Lyndon State College with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and mathematics. He was awarded the Gil Ford Award for Meteorology and received the Sigma Zeta Math and Science Honor Society Research Award in May 2004.

Potvin participated in the Oklahoma Weather Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in 2003. He will focus on developing improved algorithms for detecting tornadoes in level I Doppler radar data during his graduate course.

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