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Résumé for Benjamin J.

Ogle
CAMPUS ADDRESS PERMANENT ADDRESS
131 Shenks Lane 121 North Lane
Suite #304 Chalfont, PA 18914
Millersville, PA 17551 (215) 262-3676 (Cell)
(717) 871-4614 (215) 822-6721 (Home)
bjogle@marauder.millersville.edu Ogle.Benjamin@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
My career objective is to forecast the weather in an efficient, concise, and accurate manner, and
clearly communicate the weather to the general public.

EDUCATION
9/04-5/08 Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Degree satisfies the National Weather Service GS-1340 requirements.

Additional relevant coursework includes:
• Tropical Meteorology • Meteorological Instruments, Measurement
• Broadcast Meteorology and Observing Systems
• Forecasting Practicum • Satellite Meteorology
• Radar Meteorology • Climate Dynamics

8/00-6/04 High School Diploma from Plumstead Christian School, Plumsteadville, PA

SKILLS
Forecasting Skills; Computer Skills in FORTRAN 95, IDL, UNIX/LINUX, GARP, IDV, WSI
graphics package, Photoshop/GIMP, Microsoft Office Products

EXPERIENCE
9/04-Present Campus Weather Service, Millersville, PA
• Team leader of a group of student meteorologists; generated a discussion and three day
forecast
• Awarded the position of lead forecaster since second semester of sophomore year
• Provided a weekly map discussion

5/07-8/07 WGAL-TV NBC-8, Lancaster, PA
• Meteorology Department Internship
• Gained experience with WSI graphics; generated on-air weather graphics that were
broadcasted daily
• Honed my forecasting skills
• Served as the Weather Producer on several occasions; offered this position

5/06-8/06 KYW-TV CBS-3, Philadelphia, PA
• Weather Department Internship
• Received much experience with WSI graphics; generated weather graphics that were
broadcasted daily
• Assisted weather talents with the on-air production of live shots
• Revamped “Neighborhood Weather” graphic for morning broadcast and severe weather
• Entertained the public’s weather questions via email or telephone as needed

6/03-1/08 Genuardi’s Supermarket, New Britain, PA
• Excelled in customer relations: 99% customer service rating
• Worked in the deli and pizza/sandwich departments
• Had to work independently in a fast paced environment

Ogle, Benjamin J.
9/98-9/03 Newscarrier for the Intelligencer newspaper, Chalfont, PA
• Awarded Service Scholarship
• Provided a high-level of customer service
• Increase number of subscribing customers during my tenure

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
4/06-present Undergraduate Research, Department of Earth Science, Millersville University (Co-Author)
Correlation of Meteological Variables and Major League Baseball Home Run Statistics
Summary: Our Research examines correlations between game-time meteorological variables and
home runs for the 2006 Major League BaseballTM season. The meteorological variables used in the
analysis include: temperature, dew point, pressure, long-wind (toward center field) and cross-wind
(left to right field) components. Home-run statistics include: home runs per at bat, home runs per hit,
and the percentage of home runs to left, right, and center fields. Correlations between the
meteorological variables and home runs were analyzed and were determined to be weak or
nonexistent for this dataset. The variance in home-run statistics due to meteorological factors
appears to be minimal.
Current Status: In the process of writing for publication to the Journal of Applied Meteorology and
Climatology with a projected submission date of April 2008.

PRESENTATIONS
American Meteological Society Student Conference
New Orleans, LA, January 2008 (Poster)
2007 Millersville University Undergraduate Student Research Conference
Millersville, PA, April 2007 (Poster)
Fifth Annual Fall Student Research Poster Display, School of Science and Mathematics
Millersville, PA, April 2007 (Poster)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBORSHIP
National American Meteological Society
Millersville University chapter of the American Meteological Society

ACTIVITIES
• SKYWARN Spotter
• Participant in WxChallenge
• MU-AMS Met-Mentor Program, mentor to incoming freshmen meteorology majors
• MU-AMS Trip/Events Committee
• Captain of my High School Track and Cross Country teams (Freshmen-Senior)
• Short Term Mission Trips to California, Dominican Republic, Florida, and New Hampshire

REFRENCES
Joseph Calhoun Chief Meteorologist, WGAL-TV, NBC-8
jcalhoun@hearst.com
(717) 393-5851

Maria LaRosa Morning Meteorologist, KYW-TV CBS-3
larosa@cbs3.com
(215) 977-5300

Dr. Richard Clark Meteorology Professor, Department Chairman
Richard.Clark@millersville.edu
(717) 872-3930

Eric Horst Director, Millersville University Weather Information Center
ehorst@millersville.edu
(717) 871-2263

Andy Rice Former Weather Producer at KYW-TV, CBS-3
arice@weathercentral.tv

Ogle, Benjamin J.