James Simkins is a Satellite Meteorologist & Programmer for the Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (CEMA) at the University of Delaware (UD). CEMA is heavily involved in real-time weather monitoring, climatological and agricultural analysis, and data integration for the state of Delaware. James contributes to a number of CEMA projects but is primarily focused on satellite data acquisition, the development of real-time weather applications, and database management. Additionally, James has created and taught multiple Scientific Programming courses at UD.
James received his B.S. in 2015 in Meteorology at Millersville University with a minor in Physics. As an undergraduate, he contributed to three federally funded meteorological research projects with focuses on air quality, lake-effect snow, and nocturnal convection. James received his Masters in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the UW-Madison in 2017 where he studied meteorological impacts on the carbon cycle under Dr. Ankur Desai. During graduate school, James contributed to the Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer (PEcAn) modeling system through code development and data integration.