Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Remembering Kyle Tietze

Last November, University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences graduate student Kyle Tietze passed away suddenly in his sleep.  Kyle was a popular graduate student, well known for his love of travel, passion for science, and skills as a brewer.  There are two empty bottles of his Synoptic Stout and Forecaster's Friend High CAPE Beer that I keep in my office as his home-made labels were perfect for this Wasatch Weather Weenie.  He was also an exceptional athlete and skier.  

Kyle's family recently established a development fund in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences to support travel expenses for student exchanges between the University of Utah and institutions in other countries.  Kyle worked at the University of Lille in France prior to his passing.  

Donations can be made by clicking here.  Simply note that the gift is in honor of Kyle Tietze and add a special instruction that it is for the Tietze fund.  

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