METEO 482 - Weather Communications II -- Industrial Section

Instructor: Bill Syrett, T,R 10:35-11:50

Meteo 482 - Weather Communications II -- Industrial Section

Spring 2017    
T,R 10:35-11:50

Instructor: 
Bill Syrett
Office Hours: W 7:00-10:00 and by Appointment

Goal:  
To create an interdisciplinary environment where the learners will 
gain skills in communication and investigation related to applications in the non-science world

Specifics: 
You will develop a TOOL that industry can use, and in fact will want 
to use, to make money. 

You must:

  • know your target’s business
  • know the science of meteorology
  • prove to the business that your product is unique
  • support yourselves on the money you’ll get paid for this tool
  • convince your target audience they will make more money if they pay you for your product

Skills: Communication

  • peer presentations
  • report writing
  • effective teamwork

Investigation    

  • literature search
  • internet exploration
  • adaptation

Outcomes of Assignment (150 points, * denotes group grade)

  • logical index development (*)
  • well-written, logically organized report with references (*)
  • intelligent and confident oral presentation of plan with readily
  • understandable graphics for a non-scientific audience
  • relatively equal and fair division of labor among group members

Teaching Outline (Industrial Section Only)

  • Class 1: Discussion of weather indices, development. In-class assignment. Industry profile handout, homework. Group formation.
  • Class 2: Homework due. Specialty index development. Break-out session.
  • Class 3: Progress reports, report outlines due, work on detailed outlines.
  • Class 4: Draft report due.
  • Class 5: Break-out session: draft comments from instructor. Final organization of reports and presentations.
  • Class 6: Final written business report due. Model presentations to business Executives (oral report), including examples of use. Self and group assessment.
  • Class 7: Final written business report due. Model presentations to business Executives (oral report), including examples of use. Self and group assessment. 

Grading (Industrial Only)

  • 60 points (40%) Final Written Report (Group)
  • 50 points (33%) Oral Presentation (Individual)
  • 30 points (20%) Evaluations (Individual)
  • 10 points (7%) Homework (Individual)

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