April 11, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J., April 11, 2017 – NBC 4 New York / WNBC meteorologist, Erica Grow, , will speak at Centenary University as part of the Earth Day celebrations at 6 PM. on April 18, 2017 at the Edith M. Bolte Kutz’ 42 Black Box Theater in the David and Carol Lackland Center located at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown. Grow will discuss the following topics: “Meteorology and Air Quality” and “Science Careers for Women.” There will be a Q&A session after Grow’s presentation. This discussion is free and open to the public.

“I am pleased to speak to students of Centenary University and members of the community about the importance of STEM careers,” says Grow.  “Technology is a powerful tool, and Storm Team 4 has the very latest, cutting-edge forecasting tools at our disposal. I look forward to a lively discussion and sharing my career path.”

This opportunity will be part of the Earth Day celebration at the institution. In addition to Grow’s presentation, there will be a showing of the film “The Human Experiment” at 6 p.m. in the Student Activities Center (SAC) on April 19, 2017 and Earth Day festivities from 10 AM to 3 PM. on April 22, 2017.

Grow is the NBC 4 New York / WNBC meteorologist for the weekend editions of “News 4 New York” at 6 PM and 11 PM. Grow forms part of the Storm Team 4, the station’s most trusted weather team, keeping viewers in the Tri-State area informed by providing the latest weather information in real-time. Storm Team 4 uses the most advanced weather technology in the Northeast, StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar.

Grow, a scientist at heart, loves nothing more than sharing her passion for weather and science with others. As a STEM mentor (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through the National Girls Collaborative Project, Grow volunteered at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia speaking to thousands of school children of all ages about the amazing science of weather.

“I am so pleased that Erica Grow will be speaking at Centenary University,” says Dr. Lauren Bergey, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department at Centenary University. “It is a wonderful opportunity to hear from her about multiple important topics. It is exciting that she will be part of the Earth Day Celebrations.”

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About Centenary University

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary School of Professional Studies offers degree programs online and in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, online, as well as corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC

NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for 75 years.

The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.

In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com