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Mike Madden

Graduate Teaching Assistant

President of MEAS Graduate Student Association

Jordan Hall 4134


Mike Madden is from Carterville, Missouri, a town on Route 66 that’s a couple of miles away from Joplin.


  • Heavy precipitation and summertime thunderstorms
  • Air pollution science
  • Numerical modeling
  • Science policy and advocacy
  • Graduate student engagement and support
  • Piano performance and composition
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Trivia and quiz bowl

Mike has been a/an:

  • Global Change Fellow of the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • Student Senator
  • Executive board member of the NC State Graduate Student Association
  • Adjunct physics faculty for Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri
  • Host of a science news and commentary show on KSUA 91.5 FM, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Weather forecaster for KCOU 88.1 FM, Columbia, Missouri

Mike is currently:

  • On the March for Science national operations committee (i.e. helps manage social media)
  • President of the MEAS Graduate Student Association
  • On the MEAS Department social and seminar committees
  • Going to Washington, D.C. to learn more about science policy and visit Congressional staff


B.S. Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences University of Missouri - Columbia 2012

M.S. Atmospheric Sciences University of Alaska - Fairbanks 2014

Study Abroad Meteorology University of Reading - U.K. 2011

Missouri Fine Arts Academy Music, Piano Performance Missouri State University 2007