Bob Rauber: Bob is professor and head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. He maintains active research programs in the fields of mesoscale meteorology, radar meteorology, and precipitation physics, and has been an investigator in over 20 major field research campaigns. Bob’s research has appeared in numerous scientific journals and he has authored articles for a number of encyclopedias. Bob has received multiple teaching awards from the University of Illinois, served seven years as chief editor and five as editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Donna Charlevoix: Donna Charlevoix is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for a science facility of the National Science Foundation and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Illinois where she taught meteorology and science education-focused courses for over 15 years. She is also the recipient of multiple teaching awards. Donna is the education editor for the Bulletin of the AMS and serves as Commissioner of Education and Human Resources for the AMS. She also serves on the Board of Directors for a children’s science museum in the Boulder area.
John Walsh: John Walsh, professor emeritus, has taught atmospheric science courses at the University of Illinois for over 35 years, primarily at the introductory undergraduate level. His research emphasizes climate and climate change, particularly in the polar regions. He has been a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and for the US National Climate Assessment. He has served on the National Research Council’s Polar Research Board and on the Board of Atmospheric Science and Climate’s Commit- tee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution. He is an editor of the Journal of Climate and a Fellow of the AMS.