NSSL’s Pam Heinselman (second row from the bottom, end) and Mike Coniglio (second row from the top, fifth from the left) in the official White House photo with President Obama from the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers reception at The White House earlier this month.
This photo was taken by Mike Coniglio during VORTEX2 operations on June 5, 2009. The Field Command vehicle, in this picture, provided coordination support to the teams surrounding the supercell thunderstorm and tornado with instruments.
NSSL’s JJ Gourley received first place in the OAR “Research Tools of the Trade” category for his shot of a lightning strike with a VORTEX2 mobile mesonet in the foreground. JJ took this photo after a squall line passed Enid, OK, on May 15, 2009.