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January 7, 2005
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Tech Professor Emeritus Selected For Honor
The National Academy of Sciences has honored Dr. Paul Smith, professor emeritus of South Dakota Tech, by making him an Associate Member. This honor was bestowed for his service on National Academy of Sciences committees.
National Academy of Sciences committees address specific scientific questions of national importance. Committee reports and recommendations often serve as the basis for establishing federal research funding priorities. Smith, now retired as a professor from Tech’s Institute of Atmospheric Science, has been selected for a lifetime appointment.
“This is a very impressive honor,” Tech President Dr. Charles Ruch said. “Dr. Smith has dedicated his career to advancing science, and this honor reflects his lifetime of work and achievement.”
Smith joined the IAS in 1966 and led the Institute’s outstanding work in weather radar development and applications. He served as director of the Institute from 1981 to 1996. During that time, he supervised the instrument development and deployment of the special T-28 weather observation aircraft. He also participated in many field projects from the early 1970s until 2003. In addition to his research activities, he taught several courses in the department of Meteorology and some in the Electrical Engineering department. He supervised many students in their radar and instrumentation research.
“Throughout his time at South Dakota Tech, Dr. Smith has been the model researcher and colleague,” Ruch said. “He has set an example of excellence we can all follow.”
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