Student Opportunities at the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology

AMS Student Travel Grants

The 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology has a Student Travel Grant Available. The deadline date is 24 July 15. Please see the Student Travel Grant Page for more information and to apply.

Student Volunteer Opportunities

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 served basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Those students interested should please contact Christine Keane at for details.

Student Award Opportunities

Program Chair Travel Awards

Travel funding is available for student participants for expenses to and from the conference and lodging in Norman, OK. The awardee may not receive any concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant). The selected students will be required to pay for any travel up-front, and be reimbursed by AMS (Christine Keane, with the proper receipts after the conference. To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (about one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, and their background. Applicants should also provide a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to Tian-You Yu, Applications will be accepted through1 July 2015 and all applicants will be notified of their application status on or before15 July 2015. Any questions or inquiries from interested applicants should be directed to the conference chairpersons.


Program Chair Student Paper Awards

Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student presentations (oral or poster) at the conference. There will be awards for a best student presentation award ($200), a 2nd place student presentation award ($100) and a 3rd place student presentation award ($50). Students must be the first author and presenting their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.


Spiros G. Geotis Award

The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on radar meteorology. The paper will be judged on content and presentation by a panel selected by the conference program committee. Entrants must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. Students who have completed a degree but have not begun regular employment at the time of the conference are also eligible. The prize, an AMS reference book, $200, plus a certificate, was established to recognize Spiros G. Geotis' lifelong contributions to radar meteorology and the encouragement he gave to so many young researchers.