More Accurate Weather at Penn State Courses

 The 11th Green. Credit: Sir Putts-a-lot, Public Domain,

The 11th Green. Credit: Sir Putts-a-lot, Public Domain,

     Golfers at the Penn State Golf Courses will now receive new and improved weather alerts while they are out on the course. Edward Mansouri, a Penn State alumnus, recently helped install a weather station at the courses with the help of WeatherSTEM (the company he founded). The station collects data such as temperature, wind and relative humidity--which can be accessed publicly-- and delivers it to the course staff more easily and quicker than their previous method.

     "For golfers, having access to this information is huge when they're out on the course," said Joe Hughes, general manager and head golf professional at Penn State Golf Courses. "Working with WeatherSTEM will allow us to ensure the health and safety of our golfers, which is one of our top priorities."

     Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, stations are only a part of WeatherSTEM's model. The company also provides live data from weather instruments, cloud cameras, agricultural probes and other sensors for K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum. They also "probes to collect data on soil moisture and temperature" for the turf maintenance team at Penn State Golf Courses, said Mansouri.

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