Alex Sokolowsky


I was born and raised in central New Jersey and spent most of my childhood as a resident of Marlboro, NJ. I graduated from Colts Neck High School in 2012, and went on to study Meteorology at Penn State University. I graduated from Penn State with my B.S. in Meteorology (Atmospheric Science Option) in December 2015, and immmediately began work towards my M.S. in Meteorology at Penn State the following January under the advising of Dr. Jerry Harrington. About 2 and a half years later, I graduated with my M.S. in Meteorology in May 2018, having studied computer modeling of atmospheric ice crystal evolution for my M.S. research under Dr. Harrington. Following a few months' break from school, in August 2018 I began working towards my Ph.D in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University under the advising of Dr. Sue van den Heever.


BS, Meteorology (Atmospheric Science Option), Penn State University, 2015
MS, Meteorology, Penn State University, 2018 Thesis Title: A New Bulk Adaptive Habit Microphysical Model Including Deposition Coefficient Prediction and its Applications in Different Model Frameworks Advisor: Dr. Jerry Y. Harrington Committee Members: Dr. Eugene E. Clothiaux and Dr. Matthew R. Kumjian


Recipient of a Kruhoeffer Endowed Scholarship in Meteorology, Fall 2015 Member of Chi Epsilon Pi National Meteorology Honor Society, since Fall 2014 Recipient of a Chelius Family Scholarship in Meteorology, Fall 2014

Poster Presentations

Sokolowsky, George A., E. L. Dunnavan, A. A. Jensen, Z. Jiang, W. Wu, G. M. McFarquhar, and J. Y. Harrington, Predicting Deposition Coefficients in a Bulk Adaptive Habit Microphysical Model and Comparison to In-situ Measurements. Department of Energy Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement/Atmospheric System Research Joint User Facility and PI Meeting, Tyson's Corner, VA, March 2017

Teaching Experience

METEO 414 (Mesoscale Meteorology), Teaching Assistant, Fall 2015

Last Updated: 9/2018