Meteorologist Felecia Bowser (pink shirt) speaks with girls participating in the W.I.S.E. event.

Meteorologist Felecia Bowser (pink shirt) speaks with girls participating in the W.I.S.E. event.


Young girls from rural middle school grades 6 through 8 participated in the South Plains area’s first W.I.S.E. program (Women In Science Endeavors) at Lubbock’s Science Spectrum on Saturday, April 5. The WISE Program targets young girls who may not have the opportunity to engage and interact in careers that involve math and science.

Jody James, NWS Lubbock's Warning Coordination Meteorologist, speaks with participants about how technology is used in operational forecasting.
Jody James, NWS Lubbock’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist, speaks with participants about how technology is used in operational forecasting.


The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Lubbock, TX participated in the W.I.S.E Program, sponsored by Xcel Energy, Region 17 Education Service Center, the Science Spectrum and a host of other sponsors. Meteorologist Felecia Bowser, the primary presenter gave a tour of WFO Lubbock and engaged them in conversation about careers in science-related fields. Julie Phillipson, Texas Tech student volunteer at WFO Lubbock, also assisted with this event. The W.I.S.E. participants were also involved in a host of other science related activities at the Science Spectrum.


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