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University of Wisconsin–Madison


Welcome to the alumni portal!

We are always interested in hearing from our many accomplished alumni. We have made available for you, at this site, our recent Alumni newsletters (Fall 2022 Newsletter now available!) and encourage you to catch up on the exciting developments in our dynamic department.

2023 UW-AOS merchandise now available!

The local AMS chapter is now selling merchandise, including T-shirts, Crewneck sweatshirts, Quarter-zips and shot glasses.

Items can be purchased at this web site and can either be picked up at the AOS department, or shipped to you for an additional fee.

The store closes at 11:59PM November 30, so get your orders in soon!

Our AOS 75th Anniversary celebration was held on October 6, 2023

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our open house and 75th-anniversary event last Friday. We had a blast and hope you did, too. It was so great to see the AOS community – alumni, students, faculty/staff, colleagues, and supporters – come together in celebration. Here’s to 75 incredible years and many more to come!

We will be adding pictures, videos and the rememberances powerpoint from the event here.

Robock Alumni Reception at AMS 2023 in Denver

The 2023 Robock Alumni reception at the 2023 AMS Annual meeting in Denver was a fantastic success! There was food, drinks, a slide show of historical and current photos from the Department, and lots of visiting with old and new friends. Photos from the event will be posted here soon.


We held our 3rd annual Alumni Open House on Friday, October 21, 2022. A few alumni dropped by and had a great time reminiscing.

Picture of alumnni in the old map bay/alumni lounge Picture of alumnni in the old map bay/alumni lounge Picture of rooftop pizza lunch at the Alumni Open House Picture of alumnni enjoying pizza on the roof at the Alumni Open House Picture of alumnni with John Young in the old map bay/alumni lounge

Welcome new Alumni Engagement Board Members!

Please welcome Andrew Quigley (B.S. 2020, M.S. 2021), Charles Koch (B.S. 2007), Zach Handlos (B.S. 2010, M.S. 2013, Ph.D. 2016), Ron Sznaider (B.S. 1981) and Mike Breunling (M.S. 1996) to the Board! Thanks all for stepping up to help serve in this critical connection between our current students and staff and our amazing alumni base! Photos and bios will be coming.

And to those rolling off the Board, thank you for your service to the board and to our students over the past several years!

2022 UW-AOS Alumni Award for Oustanding Achievement announced

Dr. Bette L. Otto-Bliesner is the recipient of the 2022 UW-AOS Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Alumni Engagement Board Career series

Dan Hartung’s November webinar Notes (2Mb)
Holly Hassenzahl’s talk from February 28th, 2018
Alex Kubicek’s talk from March 14th, 2018
Becky Schultz’s talk from September 20th, 2018
Laura Betker’s talk from October 18th, 2018
Kurt Brueske’s talk from November 29th, 2018
Chris Smallcomb’s talk from March 28th, 2019
Kaitlyn Krzyzaniaks’s talk from March 4th, 2020
Kris Craven’s talk from March 25th, 2020
Alan Robock’s talk from February 8th, 2021
Skylar Williams’ talk from March 1st, 2021