June 13, 2024

Undergraduate Scholarship Fund in Honor of Steve Pool

Steve Pool was a leading television meteorologist in Seattle for nearly 40 years..... but he was so much more.

In addition to providing meteorological insights and weather education to millions of viewers across western Washington, Steve was among the first African-American TV weathercasters in the nation and frequently contributed to weather coverage on national programs such as Good Morning America.  

He was committed to the University of Washington and the UW Atmospheric Sciences department, establishing an internship program that trained dozens of UW students in broadcast meteorology, including current KOMO lead meteorologist, Shannon O’Donnell. 

Steve served as Master-of-Ceremony for many departmental and UW public outreach functions, greatly contributing to their attendance and success.  

He also fostered several public education activities, such as his annual weather program before a Seattle Mariners baseball game, with the effort staffed by UW Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates.

Steve passed away last fall, but his numerous contributions, extraordinary character, humor, and priorities don't have to be forgotten.

You can help.

memorial undergraduate scholarship has been established in his honor (see below)

Once funded by contributions, this new undergraduate scholarship will provide financial assistance to promising Atmospheric Sciences students, fostering the training of the next generation of meteorologists and atmospheric scientists.

If you want to contribute or learn more about Steve, check out the webpage below.   Thanks so much....cliff

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