Commission Award Winners

2015 Award for Early Career Achievement

The American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Board of Early Career Professionals (BECP) is excited to announce the winner of the inaugural AMS Commission on Professional Affairs Award for Early Career Achievement, Dr. Ankur Desai at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  

Dr. Desai works at a high level for society and the AMS by serving on AMS boards, attending AMS meetings, serving as a session chair, and providing outreach to his local community.  He mentors many students, both locally and internationally and has a strong work ethic which includes collaboration with other university partners and government entities.  A formal presentation of the award will be made on Sunday, January 10, 2016, during the 6th Annual Reception for Early Career Professionals in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

2016 Award for Early Career Achievement

The winner of the 2016 AMS Commission on Professional Affairs Award for Early Career Achievement is Dr. Manda Adams of NSF for exemplary service in mentoring early career professionals, contributing to scientific discovery and leading by example within AMS and the broader earth science community.

Robert Leviton Student Prize
Robert Leviton Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Robert Leviton Student Prize is presented for an outstanding student paper on the development or evaluation of atmospheric instrumentation or unique measurement techniques.

The Max A. Eaton Student Prize
The Max A. Eaton Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Max A. Eaton Student Prize is awarded for an outstanding student paper presented at each technical conference on hurricanes and tropical meteorology.

The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize
The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize is awarded for an outstanding student paper presented at each technical conference on radar meteorology.

The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize
The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize is awarded for an outstanding student paper presented at each technical conference on cloud physics.