Brunes commit $50K to Penn State Meteorology

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- William Brune, distinguished professor of meteorology and his wife, Mary Jane, recently committed $50,000 to establish the Brune Fund for Weather and Climate Risk Forecasting and Communication. As head of the Department of Meteorology at Penn State for 14 years, Brune has witnessed the explosion of weather and climate information, the application of this information to decision-making and the need for meteorologists who can speak the language of business.

Penn State Meteorology has renowned programs in forecasting, communications, weather risk and atmospheric science that are directed by an outstanding faculty. But creating a truly unique and integrated program in weather and climate risk forecasting and communications requires a significant endowment that will support the program’s faculty, students and activities. “We hope that our endowment will catalyze others to endow this program, which will keep the Penn State Department of Meteorology at the forefront of meteorology for generations." The Brunes’ endowment is one of the first small steps toward creating a truly dynamic and unique program and cementing Penn State Meteorology’s reputation as a national leader.


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Last Updated January 14, 2013