Student Engagement

Student Funding

Three Young Student Travel Awards (YSTA) are available to aid students in their participation at the Joint Satellite Conference. Please see full announcement here:

AMS will provide two non-presenting students with Travel Grants for travel to Boston for the 2019 Joint Satellite Conference.  For more information and to apply, please visit: AMS Student Travel Grant. Deadline for applications is 26 July.

Area Student Attendance Assistance

AMS recognizes that the next generation of scientists need to be involved and informed concerning the work of the current generation. To help meet this goal the organizers of the 2019 Joint Satellite Conference have arranged to cover the expense for a select group of students to attend the meeting in Boston. The financial assistance will cover the cost of the conference registration and AMS Short Course: Significant Hazards Satellite Applications. In the interest of supporting the local community, applicants must live within 50 miles of the Boston area. Applications are open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Submissions must be made by 23 September; notifications will be made by 25 September. Click on the link below to apply.

2019 Joint Satellite Conference and Short Course Student Attendance Assistance Application

Student/Early Career Professional Assistants


We are still looking for student/early career volunteers to help the 2019 Joint Satellite Conference as smoothly as possible.


Student/Early Career volunteers are needed for registration and audio/visual support during the conference. 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 volunteer will get their registration fee waived and $25.00 per day for food allowance for a half day shift and $50.00 per day for a full day shift. This program is a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of volunteers will be needed for the conference. Those interested should contact Jen Ives at


Student Awards

The Programme Committee will present awards for the best oral and poster presentations given by a student. Three criteria will be used for determining winners: (1) Originality and depth of research accomplished; (2) Quality of oral presentation by student (Orals Only); and (3) Quality of slides or poster for presentation.  If feasible, the contribution of the student in designing the research problem and conducting the work will also be assessed.  Each criterion will be graded out of 5. One poster award will be a "Viewer's Choice Award" that will be chosen by conference participants using an online voting tool. The winners will be announced during the conference.  To be eligible, students must indicate their student status and willingness to be considered for competition during the abstract submission process. 

Student Events

Sunday Panel, “Broadening your Career”, 4:00 – 5:30:  This education panel provides an opportunity for students to meet with leaders from NOAA, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, EUMETSAT, and private sector remote sensing and atmospheric science leaders. Students will learn how the job outlook currently sits and the skills needed for the future. This panel gives a keen outlook on trends in demand that may not be offered in a traditional classroom. Moreover, a chance to see what is needed on the job and during internships. Resume improvements and key metrics will be available via WFMO and Human Resources attending. Students and young professionals will be able to shed some light on what hiring managers are looking for during the interview portion of this panel discussion. The panel will end with a 15-minute breakout period to give the students and panelists time to network and have one-on-one discussions. 


Daily Career Fair:   EUMETSAT, NOAA, and Industry will collect resumes, discuss educational requirements, and field student’s questions from students during the daily Vendor Hall visits. Please understand that all discussions are non-committal and non-promissory. 


Tuesday Evening, Speed Networking, 6 – 9 PMSpeed Networking opens the door for Students to converse with a wide array of meteorological professionals as mentors rotate between tables at set intervals introducing students to a wide array of professions and answering the burning questions all students have, “Where do I go from here?”  The event will be followed by a social, providing a great time for open networking, allowing students and the mentors of their selected discipline to have extended conversations after their speed-mentoring introductions. If you wish to participate in this event, please RSVP here: