Meet the Team

Shane Martrich

TILTTING Project Lead

Student Research Meteorologist specializing in:

Data Analysis, Finances, Forecasting, Instrumentation, Outreach, Proposal Writing, Public Relations, and Video.

Meteorological Accolades:

  • Millersville University Class of 2023 Meteorology Major

    • Concentration in meteorological research, and mesoscale meteorology

    • Pursuing minors in mathematics and athletic coaching

  • Lead Forecaster for Campus Weather Service (CWS) for three semesters, six total semesters in CWS

  • Assisting with Radiosonde and Windsond deployments in NASA's IMPACTS Project (Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms), 2021-2022

  • Student Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

  • Student Assistant for the 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS) National Conference

  • Member of Millersville University's American Meteorological Society Student Chapter (MU-AMS)

  • Member of Millersville University's International Association of Emergency Managers Student Chapter (MU-IAEM)

  • Member of Millersville University's Meteorology Outreach Program

  • Treasurer of Millersville University's Club Baseball for the 2021-2022 academic year

  • Vice President Elect of Millersville University's Club Baseball for the 2022-2023 academic year


Shane is from Macungie, PA, which is approximately 20 minutes southwest of Allentown. His primary concentration is in severe weather forecasting and meteorological research. Shane and Ryan are student leads on the TILTTING project and are lined up to take on the role in NASA's IMPACTS Project for next year. Additionally, he is the treasurer of both club baseball and club softball at Millersville, son of Bobby Martrich (Chief Meteorologist) of EPAWA Weather Consulting, and enjoys hikes with friends.

While completing this project, Shane is in charge of planning and project management with fellow co-lead Ryan Argenti. Shane also has led the research for the project proposal and will be launching the TILTTING-23 probe, and keeping track of data inflow from the tornado. Similarly to Ryan, Shane also has extensive experience with the Windsond interface and will help to lead and facilitate the Windsond deployment operations in the field. When the field research is complete Shane and Ryan with the help of Cameron Gonteski and the Data Analysis team, will complete the data analysis for this project.

Social Media/Contact:

Twitter: @ShaneMartrich


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