JULY 22, 2005

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Rose State College becoming storm ready

When Rose State College Professor Steve Carano challenged engineering students to submit plans to build a Davis Vantage PRO weather system, three unique proposals were presented to him. RSC Engineering Professor Heidi Heilhecker led the three teams of students as they narrowed down the choices of weather devices.

Now, the College is on its way to becoming story ready.

The weather device, which was installed on top of one of the light poles by the RSC baseball field, collects weather information by acting as a wind and rain gauge and measures available light and temperature, similar to the Oklahoma Mesonet sites. Once operational, it will feed weather information to the College that can be used in meteorology lectures and added to the RSC Web site.

Benefits of being storm ready include reduced insurance costs, enhancing the safety of RSC students, faculty and staff, and bragging rights for being the first college in the Oklahoma City metro area to earn storm ready status.

For more information, contact Carano at (405) 733-7561.