Student Opportunities

If you're a student interested in and or currently studying clouds, radiation and their interactions with aerosols, precipitation, weather and climate, attending our AMS meeting is an essential and important step in your career path. Expand your knowledge,
Improve you research opportunities, Share your own ideas and work, Connect and network with experts, and Grow personally/professionally. We offer opportunities to help make attending possible.

Travel Grants

A Student Travel Grant is available for the 15th Conference on Cloud Physics only. Please see the Student Travel Grant Page for more information and to apply. The application deadline is 18 May 2018 .

Student Assistant

Volunteer students are needed for registration and audio/visual support during the conference. Student volunteers are required to be in attendance the entire conference, and be available to work at least 1/2 a day from Sunday through Friday. The students will work either the first or second shift (i.e., morning or afternoon). For volunteering, the student will get their registration fee waived and $25.00 per day for food allowance. This program is a first come, first served basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Those students interested should please contact Ricky Sidla for details.

Award Opportunities

Student Travel Awards

The 15th Conference on Cloud Physics offers Student Travel support for up to three students. The 15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation offers Student Travel Support for up to 5 students.To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, how they will benefit from attending the conference, and a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Program chair contact info for each conference is listed below.

Student Paper Awards
Cloud physics
Cloud Physics Student Awards The AMS Cloud Physics committee is proud to award the Peter V. Hobbes Student Prize. This prize is awarded for an outstanding student paper presented at each technical conference on cloud physics. The paper will be judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee. Entrants must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Students who have completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. The prize was established to recognize Peter V. Hobbs’ contributions to fundamental studies of cloud physics and to recognize his outstanding teaching and educational service at the University of Washington.  For additional information regarding the meeting, please contact the program chairpersons: Jennifer D. Small Griswold (

Atmospheric Radiation
To recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of the oral or poster presentation, the Atmospheric Radiation Committee is excited to award four Best Student Presentation Prizes.  Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.  For additional information please contact the program Chair, Christine Chiu (