Engaging the Public

Engaging the Public

Public understanding of science has never been more important. As the 21st century unfolds, AMS must increase its efforts to promote scientific integrity and fact-based decision-making as a part of regular discourse. This fund will:

  • Create national outreach programs to promote “citizen science” (including our improved use of social media)

  • Provide innovative enhancements to AMS K-12 teacher education programs to increase interdisciplinary Earth science expertise and, in turn, grow students’ excitement for science

  • Develop programs that provide educational opportunities for a more inclusive group of undergraduate faculty and students and lead to greater diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences workforce

  • Provide competitive grants to AMS local chapters to work with their community leaders to develop programs of regional importance and urgency