Student Opportunities

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 must be available to work 1/2 days from Monday through Thursday. The students will work either the first or second shift (i.e., morning or afternoon). Student volunteers will have their registration fee waived and receive $25.00 per day for food allowance. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference—volunteers will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Interested students should contact Allison Milliken at for details.

Award Opportunities

Student Award Opportunity for the 35th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

The Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to present awards recognizing 3 outstanding oral presentations and 3 outstanding poster presentations given by students at the 35th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation. Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.  

For additional information, please contact the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology program chairs: Ed Santos ( and Paul Stoy (


Student Award Opportunity for the Sixth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences

The AMS Sixth Conference on Biogeosciences is proud to provide six outstanding student paper awards. Three awards will be given for oral presentations, and three will be given for poster presentations. The award will recognize students whose presentations demonstrate exceptional quality in terms of:

  • the significance of the work including the importance of the scientific contribution, originality of the research questions, and creativity of the approach;
  • the author’s ability to clearly explain the motivations, methods, results, conclusions, and impact of the work;
  • the author’s knowledge of the subject matter including awareness of prior research in the field;
  • the author’s skill answer questions or addressing concerns regarding the work;
  • the author’s conclusions are supported by data and analyses presented;
  • the presentation’s visual clarity and appeal (e.g., figures and plots are legible and support the author’s narrative, headers and text are concise and easily understood, fonts and color schemes are appropriate, and space is used effectively);
  • and, the presentation’s structure is organized and flows logically (e.g., the motivations and research questions are clearly stated, the methods, results, conclusions, etc. are fully explained, and transitions between each component of the presentation is smooth);

To be eligible for the presentation awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university, you also must be the lead author, and you must be personally presenting the work at the conference. Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards. 

For additional information, please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences program chair: Joe Alfieri (