MBS Upper School science teacher Jeff Yuhas was recently featured on an episode of “Clear Skies Ahead,” a podcast by the American Meteorological Society that highlights professionals working in weather, water, and climate sciences.
In the podcast, Mr. Yuhas talks about what sparked his interest in meteorology, the best and most challenging aspects of his job as a science teacher, and the importance of taking his students to the AMS Annual Meeting each year.
To listen to the podcast or read the transcript, please click here. (The podcast is episode 10).
Mr. Yuhas joined the Morristown-Beard School Science Department in the fall of 2013, after spending 16 years teaching science in the public high school system in Massachusetts. Prior to his teaching career, Jeff earned an M.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Geology from Brown University.
At MBS, Jeff teaches Environmental Science and Freshman Physics, as well as “Science and the Culture of the ’60s,” an Advanced Seminar co-taught with Darren Lovelock of the English Department. He has advised several Independent Studies, including “Aviation Forecasting,” “Erosion Processes of the Jersey Shore,” “Sports Journalism,” and more.
He also serves as advisor for Morristown-Beard Weather Services (MBWS). This Upper School club runs the MBWS Instagram page and works on a wide range of projects, including building and programming a weather station and producing graphics for the Media Wall in the Math & Science Center.
This past January marked the 10th consecutive year that Jeff has brought a group of students to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting. Morristown-Beard is one of only two high schools that attend this international scientific conference. Each year, MBS students present and discuss research posters and other informative speeches to the university, industry, and agency members in attendance.
Yuhas is an active member of the AMS, and he currently co-chairs the Symposium on Education. He is also the Chair of the Batten Book Award Committee and a past member of the Board of Outreach and Pre-College Education as well as the Local Chapter Affairs Committee.