What Is Your AMS Story?
Starting in 2019, we will be celebrating 100 years of the American Meteorological Society.
We are gathering stories to recognize the strength, diversity, and accomplishments of our community, from the beginning right up to today.
Your story is our story. Help us tell it.
Send your story in through twitter with #ams100 or use the form below.
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My father was a pilot and taught me about weather from a very young age. My mother was a scientist who also fostered a positive environment for a young girl interested in a STEM field.
I didn't have an "event" that created my AMS story. I just love learning! I enjoy the field of atmospheric science because it is an array of sciences all combined together!
Dianna M. Francisco
For my 7th grade science project, I watched the weather forecast on two main local TV channels and compared their 24-hour forecasts.
Oladiran Abimbola Johnson
It was my undergraduate professors, Prof. A. A. Balogun and Prof. (that time Dr.) O. O. Jegede that got me interested in meteorology/weather/atmospheric physics.
I have a vivid memory of watching the storm that spawned the Catoosa tornado as it tracked east of town. The base of that storm was perfectly flat and dark as night.
The "event" that got me interested in weather was my Physical Oceanography oral exam in graduate school for marine biology in the mid-70s.
Looking back and moving forward: this is the science of weather, water, and climate, from 100 years ago to the present day.
The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society has led the advancement of weather, water, and climate science since its first issue in 1920. For 2020, we are in the process of making every issue free and available online from cover to cover. Find out how you can help, and explore the BAMS archives.
A Century of Progress in Atmospheric and Related Sciences: Celebrating the American Meteorological Society Centennial celebrates 100 years of scientific research in the areas covered by AMS publications. The monograph will consist of around 27 articles, which together will review 100 years of progress in key fundamental areas of research and the grand challenges in those areas of research in the coming decades.
The Centennial Campaign
We're building the next 100 years of AMS. With your support, just imagine what we will accomplish next.
By funding initiatives like student travel grants, science education programs, cross-discipline collaboration efforts, and scholarships, your contribution will help us advance science in the next century and empower the next generation of scientists to change the world.
Last year, AMS gave out 40 scholarships and fellowships to promising students from all across the country.