Starting a "Storm Chasing" Course at Your College or University

This virtual short course will provide guidance to faculty wishing to set up severe storms field observation courses at their universities or college.

January 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

Registration close date: CLOSED - Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET
Participant cap: 75


Registration rates:

$32 for student members
$64 for members
$204 for non-members

Registration policy:

AMS requires a valid payment to be made within 5 days of the start of a course or sooner if registration has reached capacity. You will be contacted by AMS staff if payment is required. Refunds will not be issued to attendees within 7 days of the start of a course. Registrations are not transferable or exchangeable.

Course Description:

Atmospheric science courses involving field observations of severe storms are increasing in popularity. Recent scholarship indicates that such courses can confer significant aspirational and knowledge gains on both undergraduate and graduate students, confirming their value within a teaching and learning context.

In this short course, two experienced instructors of severe storms field observation courses will provide guidance to faculty wishing to set up similar courses at their respective universities or colleges. The instructors will offer evidence-based research on best practices for maximizing student learning. Particular attention will be paid to developing such courses with limited budgets or resources, enhancing participant safety, incorporating atmospheric measurements, and to making such courses accessible to a wider audience of students, including those with disabilities.

Participants will need access to Zoom through either the web or desktop application.


Robin Tanamachi
Robin Tanamachi

Purdue University

Jana Houser
Jana B. Houser

Ohio University