Love Weather? Join the Club
Pursuing a degree from the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus also gives you an opportunity to level up your weather skills by joining the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Student Chapter, which was founded in 2008 to bring together Embry-Riddle students and faculty looking to learn more about weather, meteorology and atmospheric science.
What is a weather club?
The AMS Student Chapter gives club members the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests as they expand their knowledge of meteorology and related disciplines and begin building their future professional networks. Members attend the annual AMS meetings and student conferences, and many students have earned scholarships and fellowships from the AMS and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The club also allows students to be part of fun activities that include:
- Local hikes.
- Tours of the National Weather Service offices, local TV stations, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and more.
- Annual weather calendar photo contests.
- Making an impact in the local community by judging science fairs or giving weather lab tours.
- Participating in research projects and weather balloon launches.
Students can also join the National AMS and enjoy all the benefits of membership for $20 a year. This includes:
- Registering for conferences and workshops at reduced rates and applying for scholarships, fellowships and travel grants.
- Access to a personalized online library for locating and organizing content from the vast collection of articles available in the AMS Journals Online database.
- Special privileges on the AMS Online Career Center page, such as exclusive viewing rights to the newest job postings.