Senior Spotlight May 2020 – Connor Pearson

Senior Spotlight May 2020 – Connor Pearson

This year we are continuing our tradition of Senior Spotlights! With graduation postponed, it is more important than ever to highlight this spring’s graduating class.

The class of May 2020 is experiencing their last few weeks of college unlike any of those who came before them. It has been a tough time, but the seniors are adapting to new ways of learning and are continuing to celebrate their accomplishments thus far.

Meet Connor Pearson, he is Sooner born and Sooner bred and says making the choice to come to OU was easy. ” OU is by far the best school for Meteorology in the US, so why leave the state when I can go somewhere close to home that I have cared about throughout my life,” he said.

Though there wasn’t a defining moment that sparked Connor’s interest in meteorology, he says living in Oklahoma played a part in it, “I always knew that this is what I wanted to be, and I guess growing up in Oklahoma just had an environment that exposed me to a wide range of extreme weather events that helped foster the fascination and interest in meteorology.”

OU and the School of Meteorology offer many different opportunities and Connor’s favorite part of his undergraduate time here has been taking advantage of them. “The favorite part about being a student at OU for me was the number of opportunities that were offered at the University while still being able to earn an amazing degree. I loved getting to go to so many sporting events, be involved in so many organizations like the 56th President’s Leadership Class (PLC) and the Henderson Scholars Program, and experience the world through study abroad experiences in Italy and Reading, England,” he told us.

Connor has enjoyed his time in the School of Meteorology so much, he just can’t stay away! “I plan on coming back to OU in the fall to pursue a Master’s in Meteorology and have accepted a graduate research position at the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC),” he said. The School of Meteorology is happy to have him back to complete his Master’s degree!