Ad Hoc Mind the Gap Committee

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In recent years, the changing private sector landscape in atmospheric sciences has exposed existing gaps in the education and preparation of the atmospheric science workforce and the skillsets needed for private sector employment. Students and faculty from a variety of meteorology programs have expressed that there is a lack of awareness regarding existing private sector career opportunities and the requisite skillsets to pursue those careers.

How can academic departments and programs work with the private sector to better prepare students for the wide ranging career opportunities in atmospheric science? The AMS Ad Hoc Committee on Mind the Gap organized around addressing answers to this question.