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Spotlight: AMS Scholarships and Fellowships

AMS Scholarships and FellowshipsAMS administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

The upcoming application deadline for the following AMS Scholarships and Fellowships is 6 February 2015.


What's New

AMS 23|5 TalksThe AMS series 23/5 Talks debuted at the Annual Meeting in Phoenix, presenting innovative and creative thinking in weather, water, and climate. Named for Earth’s tilt of 23.5 degrees, the Talks are similar to the popular “TED Talk” format. The initial set of four presentations, now available on the AMS YouTube Channel, entertained a packed house of AMS attendees and the public at the Arizona Science Center. Each year at the AMS Annual Meeting, new speakers will be invited to weigh in on what’s going on in our community.

The AMS has announced the creation of a new award honoring scientific research in the field of hydrology. “This is an important step for AMS, and we are excited to be offering this new award,” said AMS President Bill Gail. “We are firm in our belief that AMS needs to work more closely with the hydrology community, as the relationship between weather, water, and climate is vitally important." The deadline for nominations for the Hydrologic Sciences Medal is 1 May 2015.

The AMS has formed two new partner agreements with meteorological societies of other countries to promote greater dialogue and collaboration with others working in the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. The peer agreements, signed recently with the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), include discounts for each society’s members to join AMS, as well as for AMS members to join CMOS and IMS.

Select recordings of sessions from the 95th Annual Meeting are now available online!

Be sure to watch for the upcoming "WxGeeks" episode featuring AMS past President Bill Gail as he talks about the value of societies like AMS to the weather, water, and climate community. The episode is scheduled to air either 15 or 22 February at 12:00pm on The Weather Channel. 

Upcoming Dates:

6 Feb:
9 Feb:
Abstract submission deadline for 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology & Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication, 10–12 June, Raleigh, NC
15 Feb:
Abstract submission deadline for 49th CMOS Congress & 13th AMS Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, 31 May–4 June, Whistler, BC
16 Feb:
Abstract submission deadline (just extended!) for the 20th Conference on Fluid Dynamics,15–19 June, Minneapolis, MN

Did You Know?

AMS Education WorkshopThe AMS Education Program is holding another workshop this summer for geoscience faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The School of Ice will be held 14–18 June in Denver, Colorado, in partnership with the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office and with support from Lockheed Martin. Participants will investigate paleoclimate data from ice cores collected by the IDPO. Interested faculty should email Beth Mills for an application.

Registration for the Summer Policy Colloquium is now open. The Summer Policy Colloquium is an intensive, 10-day immersion in science policy and will be held 31 May–9 June 2015 in Washington, DC.

The AMS Intern Board provides companies with an efficient way to recruit the most qualified talent at no charge. Students will also find that it is a great way to connect with companies looking for potential interns. New internships appear each month, so check back regularly.

The AMS Policy Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015–2016 AMS Congressional Science Fellowship. It is an opportunity for a scientist to spend a full year in the U.S. Congress working on science policy issues.

Photos from the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix and WeatherFest are now available on the AMS Flickr page! Photos from past meetings may also be viewed online.

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