Student Opportunities

Travel Grants

A Student Travel Grant is available for the 18th Conference on Mountain Meteorology. Please see the Student Travel Grant Page for more information and to apply. The application deadline is 4 May 2018.

Award Opportunities

Best Student Presentation Awards

The Committee on Meteorology encourages abstract submissions from students for which awards will be given to the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference. Students must indicate that they wish to be included in the competition when submitting an abstract.

Student Travel Awards

2 student travel awards (1 award for $500, 1 award for $250) will also be available to help supplement travel expenses for students who will be presenting at the conference. Students with limited travel funding or those traveling large distances to the conference will be favored for this award. To apply for this, the student should send a one-page justification letter by 1 April to the program co-chairs: David Kingsmill and Mimi Hughes describing how this travel support would assist them in attending the meeting.

Student and Early Career Scientists

A mixer for students and early career scientists is being planned for Sunday, June 24. If you are a student or early career scientist, please consider attending this networking opportunity, and make your travel plans accordingly.
The European Meteorological Society is providing a travel award for one European young scientist to defray the cost of attending AMS mountain meteorology. The travel award application and other details about eligibility and award specifics are found on the following website:

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.