School of Meteorology Undergrad Speaks at the 6th Annual Intelligence and National Security Symposium
School of Meteorology Junior, Nash Rhodes, spoke at the 6th Annual Intelligence and National Security Symposium at OU last week. As the only undergraduate speaker, he spoke for nearly an hour on “Communication through the Analysis of Meteorological Intelligence”.
In addition to his meteorology studies, Rhodes is minoring in broadcast meteorology and entrepreneurial studies. Nearly two years ago, he began making cinematic radar Hyperlapses that aimed to better explain the science behind extreme weather events. What started as a hobby, quickly grew into a partnership with Radarscope.
Along the way, he also discovered unique ways to utilize social media location services in conjunction with radar products to get fast access to photos and videos of breaking severe weather events. This led to an internship with the CNN World Weather team where his radar explainers and many of his cleared severe weather videos would be used on CNN, CNN International, and HLN.
Rhodes continues to find ways to improve the communication of severe weather information with the public. He has held multiple leadership roles within the Oklahoma Weather Lab (OWL) and OU Nightly. In his time at OU he has emphasized using social media as a communication tool through a severe weather communication program he developed, Oklahoma Weather Live. He acts as a mentor for other students also looking to bridge the gap between meteorologists and the public during severe weather events.
Pictured above (on the left) Mike Boettcher, Gaylord College professor, and multi-award-winning journalist, (on the right) Nash Rhodes.