Pam Heinselman, NSSL research scientist, was the invited keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics and Science Conference April 5 at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. The conference encourages young women to pursue an education in science and mathematics by providing opportunities for them to meet with professional female role models. Local schools select female students and teachers to attend through a process coordinated by their guidance counselors.
Heinselman has a Ph.D. in meteorology and more than 20 years of experience in the areas of weather radar, severe storms, and warning and forecast applications. She began her career with OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies in 1995, and became a full-time NOAA employee in 2009. That same year Heinselman was awarded the 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Currently, she is studying the impacts of rapid-scanning phased array radar, and is a principal investigator on the Phased Array Innovative Sensing Experiment at NSSL. Passionate about supporting females in science, Pam is an outstanding example of success and career advancement within NOAA.