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31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

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31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Student Opportunities

31 March–4 April 2014 San Diego, California

Max Eaton Award

The Max Eaton Award is given to the best student oral presentation at the conference. The presentations will be judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee. The winner receives $100, a certificate, and an AMS reference book. Max Eaton entrants must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Students who have just completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. Students may submit their abstract as sole author, or with their major professor (advisor) as the second author. Regardless of sole or co-authorship, the work performed and presented is assumed to be predominantly the student's own ideas and research.

All Max Eaton applicants will receive an oral presentation and are required to submit an extended abstract of no more than 6 pages in length by 7 March 2014. You will not be eligible for this award if your extended abstract is not received by March 7th.

Award for Best Poster Presentation:

An award certificates and $100 cash prize will be given for the best student poster presentation at the conference. The posters will be judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee. To be eligible, the student must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Students who have just completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. Students may submit their abstract as sole author, or with their major professor (advisor) as the second author. Regardless of sole or co-authorship, the work performed and presented is assumed to be predominantly the student's own ideas and research.

 

Travel funding assistance for students:

Several funding sources are available for students to attend the AMS 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology.

  1. Conference Organizers Travel Awards:
    The Committee on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology is offering $350 travel awards for up to four student AMS members who are presenting papers at the conference. The awards are to be used for travel expenses to and from the conference and for lodging in San Diego, California. Funding is available to both graduate and undergraduate students, but is limited to one award per educational institution. Furthermore, the awardee may not receive any other concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant). The selected students will be required to pay for any travel up-front, and be reimbursed by AMS (Brenda Ward, bward@ametsoc.org) after the conference with proper receipts. To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, and how they will benefit from attending the conference. Applicants should also provide a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to the conference program chair Dr. Michael Brennan at Michael.J.Brennan@noaa.gov. Applications will be accepted through 15 January 2014 and selected students will be notified around the end of February 2014. Interested applicants or questions about the award should contact the conference program chair.

  2. AMS Student Travel Grants:
    The grant will cover air/hotel/registration for student AMS members not presenting at the conference, applications due 21 February, 2014, with notification around the week of March 7th. Application and Information

  3. AMS Student Assistant Program:
    Volunteer students are needed for registration and audio/visual support during the conference. Student volunteers are required to be in attendance the entire conference, and be available to work 1/2 each day from Sunday through Friday. The students will work either the first or second shift (i.e., morning or afternoon). For volunteering, the student will get their registration fee waived and $25.00 per day for food allowance. This program is a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Those students interested please contact Ms. Brenda Ward, at bward@ametsoc.org.

 

 

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