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.

Student Assistants

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 serve basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Those students interested please 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 Meteorological 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: