Student Opportunities

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 1/2 each 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 Marissa Welch at for details.

Award Opportunities

The 15th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is pleased to support students conducting polar research.  We will be awarding first and second place prizes for both poster and oral presentations given by students ($150 and 100 for first and second place oral presentations, respectively, and $100 and $65 for first and second place poster presentations, respectively).  Student presentations will be judged on scientific content, presentation delivery, and the overall effectiveness of communication.  You must indicate your eligibility for this award when submitting your abstract.  Additionally, we will be offering four travel awards of $200 each to students, designed to cover student member registration fees and partially offset other travel-related costs.  Students that are presenting their work at the conference and who would like to be considered for travel support should indicate so when submitting their abstract; further justification for need may be required. These awards will be vetted by the committee, and will be based primarily on need and research criteria to ensure a diversity of student involvement at the conference.

For additional information please contact Ryan Fogt. 

AMS Student Travel Grant

AMS will be awarding two travel grants to the 15th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography.  Please see the Student Travel Grant Page for more information and to apply.  The application deadline is 29 March 2019.