Department of Atmospheric Sciences Student Organization (D.A.S.S.O.)

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences Student Organization (DASSO) consists of graduate students and faculty within the Atmospheric Sciences department. There are 3 graduate students who serve as officers for one academic year and participate in faculty meetings, give input concerning graduate affairs, assist in creating the yearly Graduate Student Survey, represent the department at campus events, and select a seminar speaker every semester with input from students. Although the officers have some duties as liaisons to the faculty, the primary function of DASSO is to bring students and faculty together and to improve morale within the department. Some of the events DASSO coordinates throughout the year include a BBQ at the start of the fall semester, monthly lunches, a department picnic each semester, a Holiday party in December, Secret Santa gift-giving, and an Easter egg hunt.