The American Meteorological Society Student Chapter was founded in 2008 to bring together students and faculty of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus with an interest in weather, meteorology, and atmospheric science. It expanded upon the existing Weather club. Members have the opportunity to meet new people with a similar interest, expand their knowledge of meteorology and related disciplines and participate in a number of fun and entertaining activities, such as weather club hikes, tours of local offices and institutions (National Weather Service offices, local TV stations, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and more), annual weather calendar photo contests, the opportunity to make an impact in the local educational community (judging science fairs, giving weather lab tours to the local community, K-12 students, and more), or participating in research projects and weather balloon launches.
Anyone interested in the fields of weather and climate is encouraged to join our student chapter. Our members attend the annual AMS meetings and student conferences. Several members have received AMS and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) scholarships and fellowships.
Chapter meetings generally take place on the last Thursday of the month during the academic year (Sept.-May). Since this is a student chapter, the times and locations of chapter meetings will be adjusted each semester for the convenience of the majority of the members.
Join the National AMS
The Student Members can enjoy all the benefits of membership for just $20 per year. This includes:
- Student members can register for AMS conferences and workshops at a reduced rate and apply for scholarships, fellowships, and travel grants.
- Student Members have access to a personalized online library for locating and organizing content from the vast collection of articles available in the AMS Journals Online database.
- Student members enjoy special privileges on the AMS Online Career Center, such as exclusive viewing rights to the newest job postings.
To apply for membership, simply visit the AMS website to complete an application online or to download an application that you can fill out and return by fax or mail.