Student Opportunities at the 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

AMS Student Assistant Program
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 Mr. Rick Sidla at

Student Award Opportunities

1. Max Eaton Award

Upon submission of abstracts, student authors may elect to enter the competition for student awards. Oral presenters will compete for the Max Eaton award. Student poster presenters may compete for the student poster award.

Authors of accepted student presentations will be notified via e-mail by early-January 2016. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. The student deadline for submission of extended abstracts for inclusion in the competitions is February 1, with a limit of 1000 words. The extended abstracts will be used to pre screen submissions. The growth of the conference necessitates that not all submissions for the oral competition will get oral slots. Submissions intended for the oral competition not granted an oral slot will automatically be entered in the poster competition.

All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

For further program information please contact the program chairpersons, Jason Dunion ( and Paul Roundy ( 

2. Award for Best Poster Presentation

An award certificates and $100 cash prize will be given for the best student poster presentation at the conference.  The posters will be judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee.  To be eligible, the student must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school.  Students who have just completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. Students may submit their abstract as sole author, or with their major professor (advisor) as the second author. Regardless of sole or co-authorship, the work performed and presented is assumed to be predominantly the student's own ideas and research.  

AMS Student Travel Grants

The grant will cover air/hotel/registration for student AMS members not presenting at the conference, applications due February 26th  with notification around the week of March 15th.  Application and Additional Information