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Some of the exciting professional opportunities that are available:

Assistant Professor
Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University

Project Manager - Environmental Consultant
Westbury, NY
RTP Environmental Associates, Inc.

Operational Marine Meteorologist-Voyage Planner, Risk Communicator
Norman, OK

Assistant or Associate Professor  Radiative Transfer / Remote Sensing
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

CASCADE Statistics Postdoctoral Fellow
Berkeley, CA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Radiation Research Scientist
Berkeley, CA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Multiscale Modeling and Eddy-Diffusivity / Mass-Flux (EDMF)
Berkeley, CA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chief Meteorologist
Dayton, OH
Cox Media Group Ohio

Assistant/Associate Professor Science Education - Tenure Track
Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University

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Spotlight: Women in Weather Hangout

In celebration of Women's History Month, AMS invites you to join us, along with AAS and Northrop Grumman on Wednesday, 25 March at 12:00pm. The topic is "Women in Weather," and will explore the vital role women play in atmospheric sciences and weather workforce issues and opportunities. The panel includes Ginger Zee (ABC News), Maria La Rosa (The Weather Channel), Rebecca Miller (Southwest Airlines), Robyn Heffernan (NWS), Courtney Draggon (NWS),  and Jenny Hibbert (Fugro GEOS).


What's New

AMS recently joined with other publishers in the Earth and space sciences as an original signatory on the Statement of Commitment from Earth and Space Science Publishers and Data Facilities. The statement was released in January 2015 by the Coalition on Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS). This effort aligns closely with the revised policy developed by a joint task force from the AMS Board on Data Stewardship and the AMS Publications Commission.

Take a break from shoveling and check out the new AMS Insight “Major Snowstorms and Social Sciences.”

AMS Education is accepting applications for free K–12 teacher summer training programs. Successful participants earn graduate credit. 

  • The Maury Project explores the physical foundations of oceanography and is held at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. 
  • Project Atmosphere is held at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and covers atmospheric science topics.

The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Award application is currently open - students may submit original undergraduate research concerned with some phase of the atmospheric sciences.  The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the paper is written.  Submissions deadline is 12 June

Couldn't get to all the presentations you wanted to see at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix? Or want to revisit one that you attended and really liked? Catch up with all the great research from the meeting with recorded presentations – free on the AMS website!

Take a sneak peek at the Call for Papers for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting.

Upcoming Dates:

15 March:
Last chance to apply for the 2015–2016 AMS Congressional Science Fellowship. Spend a full year working in the U.S. Congress working on science policy issues.
21–23 April:
The AMS Washington Forum
This year’s theme is “Applied Decision Support: Meeting User Needs” and the keynote speaker is U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
1 May:
Deadline for most AMS awards nominations! We invite you to nominate someone for one of AMS's 36 annual awards.

AMS Meetings Calendar:

6 March:
Abstract deadline for the 27th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/23rd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (29 June–3 July 2015, Chicago, IL) Visit the 27WAF or 23NWP pages for the most up to date information, and while there, don't forget to check out the student opportunities available! 
11 March:
24 March:
11th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology early rate registration deadline
Coming Soon:
By the middle of March, the following AMS Meeting Programs will be posted, acceptance emails will be sent, and registration will open:

20th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics

43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

Did You Know?

There are many promotional sponsorship opportunities available at our specialty conferences! Find out about the variety of different opportunities offered at the 27WAF/23NWP conference or the 16Mesoscale conference by contacting Brenda Ward (email: [email protected]), or check the upcoming meetings list for contact information for future meetings.

A memorial service was held on Friday, February 19th for Robert H. (Bob) Simpson, who died on December 19th, 2014, at the age of 102. The service was video recorded by photographer Jason Dixon and is available on the AMS YouTube channel

Applications are still being accepted for the Summer Policy Colloquium. Develop your leadership skills while learning about science policy! The deadline to apply for NSF funding is March 31st.

The AMS offers two widely respected certification programs recognizing broadcast and consulting meteorologists who have achieved a high level of scientific competence and effective communication skills.

Congratulations to the following AMS members who were recently awarded the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation:

Brittany Beggs AMS Certified
Jeffrey Berardelli
Nestor S. Flecha-Diaz
Lisa Green
Joseph Hansel
Katy McCullough
Brandon Orr
Thomas Patrick 

Congratulations to the following AMS members were recently awarded the AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation:

Frank DempseyCCM Certification
Julie Gaddy
John May
Alicia Wasula
Morgan Yarker

Learn more about AMS Certification Programs.


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