Student Opportunities

If you’re a student interested in and or currently studying the field of weather, water, and climate, attending an AMS meeting is an essential and important step in your career path.

  • Expand your knowledge.
  • Improve your research opportunities.
  • Share your own ideas.
  • Connect with experts.
  • Grow personally and professionally.

AMS wants to help you attend our meetings – we offer several support opportunities to make this possible:

Student Assistant

Volunteer students are needed for registration and audio/visual support throughout the conference. Volunteers are required to be in attendance the entire conference, and must be available to work at least a full day from Monday through Friday. In exchange for volunteering, students receive one free conference registration, plus $40.00 per day worked for food allowance. This program is offered on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Interested? Please contact Christine Card ([email protected]).

*All Student Assistant positions have been filled. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact Christine Card.

Award Opportunities

24th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics - Student Presenter Travel Allowance

The committee is pleased to offer one (1) student award of $1,500 to attend the 24th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics in Burlington, VT 24 - 28 June 2024. The Student Presenter Travel Allowance is designed to help offset expenses relating to registration fees, transportation costs, food, and lodging for students presenting poster or oral papers. 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. Travel allowance applications should be submitted to the program chairs, Tim Merlis ([email protected]) and Lia Siegelman ([email protected]), with the subject line "AMS 24th AOFD Conference - Student Travel Award Application". 

Application deadline: 26 April 2024

Recipients will be notified on or before: 15 May 2024

Additional details regarding Student Presenter Travel Allowance:

Travel reimbursement will occur after the meeting. Registration should be handled prior to the travel and during the registration period where possible. Winners should work with their AMS lead meeting planner for both reimbursement and registration.

For non-presenting Students: Student Travel Grants are also available for non-presenting students. Please visit Student Travel Grant Page for more information and to apply.  The application deadline is 26 April 2024.


22nd Conference on Middle Atmosphere - Student Paper Awards

The Committee on Middle Atmosphere welcomes abstract submissions from undergraduate and post-graduate students. Awards will recognize two outstanding presentations given by students in each of the oral and poster mediums. Students must be enrolled at a college or university and must be the lead author or presenter of the work. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts. Award recipients will be informed of the committee's decision July 2024.