The COMET® Program's achievements over the last 20 years can be illustrated through the prestigious awards that the program has received. The table below shows that the program has received acknowledgment from within the scientific community—the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the National Weather Association (NWA). the American Meteorological Society (AMS)—and from the e-learning community including a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Gold Medal. The program’s exceptional graphics and animations have been acknowledged by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science magazine through the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Though K-12 education is not COMET’s primary area of expertise, its first foray into the area earned acknowledgment from the AMS. While these awards provide acknowledgment of the COMET’s expertise, the best acknowledgment for the program is its fast growing user base and the usage statistics and evaluations that signify the broad usage of COMET materials throughout the country and the world.

COMET Awards List
Last updated on: 2011-09-01

2010

Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice certificate of merit award - The COMET Program. This award honors industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs. The certificate of merit award recognizes leading work in the content category.

2009

National Weather Association - Public Education Award - The COMET Program. This award is for innovative and outstanding efforts over the past two decades to train and educate NWS meteorologists, broadcast meteorologists, emergency managers and professionals in academia, and in enhancing weather literacy and awareness of the general public.

2008

AMS Fellow—Wendy Schreiber-Abshire. The honor of Fellow is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences during a substantial period of years.

2006

AGU Excellence in Geophysical Education. This award was established in 1996 to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual, or group.

2006

AMS Fellow—Dr. Greg Byrd. The honor of Fellow is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences during a substantial period of years.

2006

AMS Special Award—Dr. Liz Page. Liz was given the award for extensive and exceptional work over the years on the development, writing, implementation, and execution of the new standards for broadcasters through the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Program.

2005

Honorable Mention in the non-interactive media category of the Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge for Rip Currents: Nearshore Fundamentals—Steve Deyo, Kevin Fuell, Katherine Olson, Dan Riter, Seth Lamos. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science created the Challenge to celebrate outstanding illustrations that provide the most immediate and influential connection between scientists and other citizens,

2004

AMS Louis J. Battan Authors Award, K-12 Category, for Hurricane Strike!™This award is presented to author(s) of oustanding newly published books or learning materials that foster the understanding of atmospheric and related sciences in K-12 audiences.

2004

Brandon-Hall Excellence in Learning Gold Medal Award in the Custom Content category awarded to Polar Lows Ungava Bay 01 December 2000. This awards program highlights exception work in the field of online learning.

2001

AMS Fellow—Dr. Tim Spangler. The honor of Fellow is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences during a substantial period of years.

2000

National Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Hurricane PreparednessThis award is given for outstanding and innovative achievement in any hurricane-related activity that serves as a model to others.

1994

NewMedia Magazine, NewMedia INVISION Multimedia Awards, Bronze Medal forBoundary Detection & Convection Initiation. The INVISION awards represent top applications in new media technology.