Board for Private Sector Meteorologists (BPSM)
Private Sector Mentorship Program Expanded
In 2007 the Board for Private Sector Meteorologists (BPSM) started a mentorship program to create and foster one-on-one personal interactions between mentors employed in the private sector and students interested in working in the private sector to enhance their understanding of opportunities and professional growth potential in the private sector of the weather and climate professional enterprise. Pennsylvania State University undergraduate students Bryan Oshinski and Zachary Byko, pictured here, were two of the first students in the mentorship program. Bryan and Zach were mentored by two outstanding Certified Consulting Meteorologists, Mr. Phillip Falconer and Mr. Richard Westergard. Due to the program’s overwhelming success, the mentorship program is being expanded, with the number of mentors, students, and universities continuing to grow.
Visit the Private Sector Mentorship Program page if you are interested in joining our program as a mentor, if you are a student and want to apply to the mentoring program and additional information about the program.
2009 Applied Meteorology Award Winner Announced
The AMS announced recently that Mr. Robert “Bob” Baron earned the 2009 AMS Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology for “a long history of innovations which have successfully alerted the public to threats from tornadoes and other severe weather events.”
Visit the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology page for additional information about the award.