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The Probability and Statistics Technical Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the American Meteorological Society Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Awards. We invite you to submit nominations for one of the following awards:

  • Outstanding Early Career Award – an individual within 10 years of having earned their highest degree, or are under 40 years of age when nominated, who has made significant contributions to the discipline and is on a path to becoming a science leader in the community. Consideration will also be given, however, to those who are still in the early stage of their careers but have seen these interrupted for up to 5-10 years by military service, or family and career circumstances.
  • Distinguished Scientific/Technological Accomplishment Award – an individual who has made significant contributions to the discipline and is well recognized within the discipline as being a science/technological leader. This award could be for a mid-career or late-career individual.
  • Outstanding Service Award – an individual who has made significant contributions to the STAC Committee/Board or in service to the larger community in the Committee/Board discipline.

Nomination Materials: For each nominee, please prepare the following:

  1. Name of the nominee
  2. Award type
  3. One-page justification
  4. Citation (20 words or less). For citation examples, see the complete list of award winners.
  5. A current CV for the nominee

Submission Deadline: Nomination materials for each nominee must be submitted as a single file to Yu Zhang ([email protected], CC Julia Jeworrek [email protected]) by email no later than 11:59 PM PDT, Friday, August 02, 2024.

The Probability and Statistics Technical Committee recognizes individuals who have demonstrated contributions to advancing statistical methods, concepts, and interpretations in the fields of meteorology, climate, and hydrology. These contributions include:

  1. Introduction of novel, robust statistical techniques to the analysis and prediction of meteorological and hydrometeorological phenomena with demonstrable successes;
  2. Offering new interpretations and insights to established statistical methods that saw wide adoption in the fields of meteorology, climatology, or hydrology;  
  3. Identification, maturation, and operational adaptation of statistical methods that led to lasting and fundamental advances to operational meteorology, climatology, or hydrology.

The committee will evaluate nominees in each award category, giving appropriate weights to these contributions, and then select one nominee to submit to the STAC Commissioner for review and decision by the end of the year. Detailed AMS STAC Level Award Information, including AMS Conflict of Interest Policy, can be viewed here.