You’re probably already familiar with Kyle’s work. If you’ve watched a video in the past few months, you’ve experienced a little bit of his handiwork. Kyle Chudler is the man behind the camera; he’s always busy shooting and editing video. But what you may not know is that he has a background in meteorology.
“I’m majoring in Atmospheric Sciences in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences department here at the University. It was actually in an AOSS department meeting when I decided to join the team. Jeff Cwagenberg had come up to me and asked me to join the team. And so I did!”
When he first joined the team, Kyle was a member of the Strategy division, learning how to forecast weather with Jeff. His first projects were local forecasting as well as learning how to forecast weather in Australia. Slowly, Kyle began to do more weather related applications and tied them with strategy. However, he came up to a road block.
“I really wanted to drive in the World Solar Challenge, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to do weather and drive. To do weather, you have to stay up pretty late during the race, but that’s dangerous as a driver. So I decided to take on media work so that I could still drive.”
In the business division, Kyle had to teach himself how to use editing software in order to fill his role as the team’s media specialist. Soon, in addition to creating quality videos, Kyle began making business calls and emailing food distributors for the team.
“I’m excited to go to Australia. I’ve been there before, but it’s going to be great to go as a team, with that competitive atmosphere. My favorite part of this team is that we’re all good at our own things. It’s going to be great to see all our skills come together on the race.”