UND to host North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair April 3-4, with special guest Greg Gust

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Dodds, David L.
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The University of North Dakota is set to host the 64th Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair (NDSSEF), with special guest Greg Gust, primary spokesman for NOAA's National Weather Service, on Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4. More than 200 middle and high school students and their families are expected to attend. Student projects will be available for viewing by the public from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 4 from in the UND Student Memorial Union Ballroom. The fair will bring together more than 100 judges and teachers from across the state who are involved in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Students who placed as top competitors in regional science fairs will come to Grand Forks to compete at the state level. UND also is slated to host the 2015 State Science Fair. About Greg Gust: Gregory J. Gust Warning Coordination Meteorologist National Weather Service 4797 Technology Circle Grand Forks, N.D. 58203 gregory.gust@noaa.gov The National Weather Service (Grand Forks, North Dakota Office) is the district meteorological center responsible for issuing climate, weather, and water forecasts, advisories, and warnings for the Red River Valley and the adjacent 35 counties of eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. The Weather Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce, was established in 1890 as the U.S. Weather Bureau and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mr. Gust is a primary spokesman for NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) to emergency management officials, government leaders, media outlets, and local communities at large. As a Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Weather Service, Mr. Gust directs the activities of various weather emergency teams within and without the office. He ensures that all weather reports and bulletins which emanate from the office are as accurate and informative as possible. He further ensures that these products are effectively disseminated to the affected communities and that they are properly acted upon. Professional Development: Mr. Gust began his public life as a teacher. He received a commission in the United States Air Force in 1984 and served as a Staff Weather Officer in various locations world-wide, prior to joining the National Weather Service in 1992. Since 1992, Greg has been an integral part of the NWS's modernization efforts, serving as a Science and Operations Officer across remote north- western portions of the United States, and earning