A Variety of Initiatives Support the Attendance of Many Students to the 1996 Annual Meeting The AMS staff, along with conference, committee, applications were received by the AMS chairperson and board chairpeople and the Executive Committee, of the Global Change Conference, and 28 graduate stu- devote several months a year to planning and preparing dents were selected to travel to Atlanta. The scholar- for the Annual Meeting. Among the unrecognized bene- ships are supported by AMS and NASA. The schol- factors of these efforts are several groups of students. arships cover air travel, hotel accommodations, and Three different groups of students are involved at conference registration. Students selected met the eli- the Annual Meeting in several capacities. Support for gibility requirements established by the Global these students is provided by a combination of funds Change Committee and AMS. from corporate sponsors, NASA, and the AMS. A group of 42 volunteer students will attend the The AMS/Industry Graduate Fellowship and Un- Annual Meeting this year and will assist the AMS staff dergraduate Scholarship recipients are invited to at- with a variety of tasks. This group contributes each tend the Annual Meeting during the year they are ini- year to the successful and smooth operation of the tially presented with the awards. Attending the 76th Annual Meeting. AMS Headquarters contacts univer- Annual Meeting in Atlanta will be 21 of these stu- sities and colleges with accredited departments of dents. The AMS provides complimentary hotel ac- earth, geophysical, or physical/chemical/biological commodations and conference registration. The fel- sciences for a list of students who would be interested lowship/scholarship sponsoring corporations cover the in attending the meeting. In exchange for their hotel cost of their students to travel to the meeting. Some accommodations and conference registration, the "vol- corporations also sponsor a breakfast or dinner func- unteer" students assist with audio-visual setup, reg- istration, conference room postings, general informa- tion for the students. In addition, the AMS/Industry tion, the exhibit hall, and the AMS book exhibit. These luncheon is held, honoring students with their award students are provided sufficient free time to attend certificates. Throughout the week of the meeting, the fellowship/scholarship recipients have the opportunity conference sessions of their choosing. to meet representatives from their sponsoring corpora- In all, 91 students will attend the 76th Annual Meet- tions, attend meeting sessions, and visit the exhibit hall. ing with assistance from AMS as well as sponsoring Applications are submitted each year by graduate corporations and NASA, helping to continue the AMS students from colleges and universities nationwide to tradition of providing opportunities for students to be be chosen to attend the AMS Annual Meeting as a exposed to cutting-edge research and interactions with Global Change Scholarship recipient. This year, 50 the scientists who carry it out. K 4 y \ 13 7 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1996
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