LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS A Challenge to the Society: Double the Membership in Five Years t the 2007 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, incom- Science Fellowship (www.ametsoc.org/ ing President Rick Anthes challenged the AM S to amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs/index.html); Adouble its membership in five years. Given that * an online Curriculum Guide that helps students the number of full members of the AMS has been choose an appropriate college or university relatively steady at between 8,400 and 9,400 since (www.ametsoc.org/amsucar_curricula/index. 1990 or so, this seemed like an ambitious goal. But will cfm); it be that hard to accomplish? Wit h the ever-increasing * distribution of training and instructional re- interest in and practical importance of atmospheric sourcesto over 100,000 teachers—which has and related sciences, we may well be able to reach benefited millions of students—and promo- this goal much sooner than 2012. tion of minority participation in the sciences Before getting back to the challenge, let's sum- (www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/); marize why it is important to be a member of the * dissemination of information through presen- AMS and what the benefits of membership are. The tations and video productions (www.ametsoc. AMS, founded in 1919, is the preeminent scientific and org/videos.html). professional organization in
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 2007
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