Chair of Meterology named Scientist of the Year by ARCS Foundation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gisela E Speidel, (808) 956-9252
Outreach Specialist, International Pacific Research Center
Posted: May 7, 2012

Bin Wang
Bin Wang

Bin Wang, professor and chairman of the Department of Meteorology and faculty member with the International Pacific Research Center at UH Manoa, has been selected the 2011-12 Scientist of the Year by the Honolulu Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. 


Wang has been with the Meteorology Department at UH Manoa since 1987. An internationally renowned climate scientist, he has published over 200 articles on the monsoon, tropical cyclones and climate change. Active in the science community, he has organized numerous international workshops and conferences and has been serving on scientific advisory committees in his field. He has mentored many UH Manoa Meteorology PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.   


Wang will receive the award, which carries a $1,000 prize, at the Honolulu ARCS Foundations’ 2012 Scholar Awards Banquet at the Outrigger Canoe Club on the evening of Monday, May 7. 

The Honolulu Chapter is one of 17 chapters of the national non-profit women’s ARCS Foundation.  It was founded to advance science and technology in the U.S. by providing awards to academically outstanding American citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medicine. Since 1974, the Honolulu Chapter has awarded over $1.7 million to more than 600 doctoral candidates in these fields at UH Manoa. In addition to the scholar awards, the chapter annually recognizes a faculty member as scientist of the year.