97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Student Award Opportunities

Many conferences offer travel awards as well as award certificates and cash prizes for the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference.  Check the list below for specifics for each conference.

Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms: Observation Needs to Advance Research, Prediction, and Communication
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms will give awards to the top three student poster presentations.&nbsp; Cash prizes and a certificate from AMS will be awarded to outstanding first author poster presenters who are undergraduate or graduate students presenting their own original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.</p>
Symposium on Greening the Built Environment
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Special Symposium on Greening the Built Environment proudly announces the opportunity for two students to be awarded prizes for the top two poster presentations. These awards will recognize student contributions based on the quality of the poster and a submitted written paper. In addition, the Symposium will award funds for student travel based on an application process that will be announced at a later date.</p>
Second Symposium on Multi-scale Atmospheric Predictability
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>Partial travel awards (of up to $500 each) will be awarded in recognition of outstanding abstracts submitted to the symposium. To be eligible, students must fulfill the following requirements:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Lead author, personally presenting the work,</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Submission of an abstract to a session in which the symposium is the lead conference</p> <p>The student needs to indicate whether they wish to be considered for travel awards when submitting his/her abstract.&nbsp;</p>
Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>Cash prizes&nbsp;($200 each to the top oral and poster presenters, $100 to the second place oral and poster presenters)&nbsp;along with a certificate from AMS will be awarded to outstanding first author oral and poster presenters who are undergraduate or graduate students presenting their own original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation. &nbsp;</p>
Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden–Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction, and Impact
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The organizers of the 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation are pleased to offer partial travel grants for two students ($500 each). They will also provide cash awards for outstanding student oral ($200 first place) and poster ($200 first place) presentations within the MJO Symposium. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must be the first author, presenting their own work, and need to indicate their competition entry when submitting their abstract. These awards will be based on originality of research and quality of presentation delivery. Students who would like to be considered for partial travel support should also indicate so when submitting their abstract and may be asked to submit justification for these need-based funds.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The 5WRN Committee is proud to award four student prizes at the Student Award Opportunities. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation.&nbsp;</p>
Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The 7R2O Committee is pleased to host Student Presentation Awards at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting.&nbsp;</p> <p>Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best Student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Students who wish to be considered for these awards should indicate so when submitting the abstract.&nbsp;</p> <p>In order to be considered for an award, the Student must be the lead and presenting author.</p> <p>The basis for an award will be:<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a.) Originality of the work,&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b.) Applicability to near-term or projected transition of research-to-operations, and&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; c.) Quality of the presentation and its delivery.</p>
Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy values student participation. As we have done in the past, we will have awards for the best student presentations to encourage student participation. Presentations will be judged based on scientific content and effectiveness of communication. In addition, we will be offering one partial travel award ($500) for a student with an outstanding abstract. In order to be eligible for the award, students must be:</p> <p>-Enrolled as a full-time student (either undergraduate or graduate) at a university&nbsp;<br /> -The lead author of an abstract accepted to the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy&nbsp;<br /> -The presenter of their work at the AMS Annual Meeting</p> <p>To apply, please fill out the <strong><a href="/2017/index.cfm/programs/conferences-and-symposia/eighth-conference-on-weather-climate-water-and-the-new-energy-economy/8energy-student-travel-award-application/" target="_blank">travel award application</a></strong> and submit it to Jennifer Newman (<a href="mailto:Jennifer.Newman@nrel.gov">Jennifer.Newman@nrel.gov</a>), along with a copy of your presentation abstract, by November 1, 2016.</p>
Eighth Conference on Environment and Health
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Board on Environment and Health is pleased to be able to offer presentation and travel awards to participating students of the 97<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Annual AMS meeting. Individuals who have questions or are interested in applying for these opportunities should contact Augusta Williams:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:augustawilliams89@gmail.com">augustawilliams89@gmail.com</a> with the appropriate information.</p> <p><strong>Student Presentation Awards</strong>:</p> <p>Three (3)&nbsp;presentation awards, in total, will be extended to the top student presenters (undergraduate or graduate)&nbsp;participating in the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health. The awards include $200 to assist with the expenses of participating in the conference and a certificate of achievement from the AMS. Students will be graded by board members, using a standardized rubric, where the highest cumulative scores will receive an award. To be eligible, students must participate in the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health and must be a current student in good academic standing (e.g. not on probation or disciplinary action for grades or conduct).</p> <p>After submitting their abstract, interested students should complete the following form (<a href="http://goo.gl/forms/kbwqgZLVw9)">http://goo.gl/forms/kbwqgZLVw9)</a> and submit their resume or CV to Augusta Williams (<a href="mailto:augustawilliams89@gmail.com)">augustawilliams89@gmail.com)</a> with the subject: &ldquo;AMS 97<sup>th</sup> Conference &ndash; Student Presentation Awards&rdquo; by August 15<sup>th</sup>, 2016. Students should Award announcements will be made by the middle of February, 2017 after the conference.&nbsp;</p>
Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Symposium Organizing Committee will host a student paper competition with award certificates and cash prizes for exemplary undergraduate and graduate student poster and oral presentations. Students must be the first author and presenting their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.&nbsp;</p>
12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice will make awards at the AMS Annual Meeting to recognize outstanding student contributions based on the evaluation of poster and oral presentations made during Symposium-led sessions. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Contenders for the awards must be:<br /> - Enrolled at a University (either at undergraduate or graduate level),<br /> - The lead-author, and<br /> - Personally make the presentation of his/her work.</p> <p>A student who wishes to be considered for this prize should indicate this when submitting his/her abstract.&nbsp;</p>
13th Symposium on the Urban Environment
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Symposium on the Urban Environment will award cash prizes and a certificate for first, second, and third places to first author students presenting their own original work as oral or poster presentations.&nbsp;Both graduate and undergraduate students can apply for the competition. Student presenters are encouraged to identify as a student when submitting the abstract. A BUE committee will attend student&nbsp;presentations&nbsp;and each member will then cast votes for the best oral or poster papers taking into consideration: scientific merit, contribution to the field of urban environment, as well as presentation skills.&nbsp; Award winners will be notified by the program chair after the annual meeting.</p>
14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is pleased to support students conducting polar research. &nbsp;We will be awarding first and second place prizes for both poster and oral presentations given by students ($150 and 100 for first and second place oral presentations, respectively, and $100 and $65 for first and second place poster presentations, respectively). &nbsp;Student presentations will be judged on scientific content, presentation delivery, and the overall effectiveness of communication. &nbsp;You must indicate your eligibility for this award when submitting your abstract. &nbsp;Additionally, we will be offering four travel awards of $200 each to students, designed to cover student member registration fees and partially offset other travel-related costs. &nbsp;Students that are presenting their work at the conference and who would like to be considered for travel support should indicate so when submitting their abstract; further justification for need may be required. These awards will be vetted by the committee, and will be based primarily on need and research criteria to ensure a diversity of student involvement at the conference.</p>
15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The organizers of the Artificial Intelligence Conference are pleased to offer partial travel grants for two students ($500 each). They will also provide cash awards for outstanding student oral ($200 first place, $150 second place, $100 third place) presentations at the conference. Students who wish to be considered for these awards must be the first author, presenting their own work, and need to indicate their competition entry when submitting their abstract. The outstanding paper awards will be based on originality of research and quality of presentation delivery. Students who would like to be considered for partial travel support should also indicate so when submitting their abstract and may be asked to submit justification for these need-based funds. &nbsp;Further details will be provided on the AMS website.</p>
18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">The Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM) committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to award a Best Student Prize at the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology held 22 &ndash; 26 January 2017 in Seattle, Washington.&nbsp; This award recognizes outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">Contenders for the award will have to:</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;* be enrolled at a University (either at undergraduate or graduate level),</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;* be the lead-author and personally make the presentation of their work,</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;* and provide an extended abstract (short paper) before the conference.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">Students who wish to be considered for this prize should indicate that when submitting their abstract.&nbsp; Previous winners of this prize are no longer eligible.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">For further information, please feel free to contact Michael Robinson (</font><a href="mailto:robinson@avmet.com"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman">robinson@avmet.com</font></u></a><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">) or Cecilia Miner (</font><a href="mailto:cecilia.miner@noaa.gov"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman">cecilia.miner@noaa.gov</font></u></a><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">).</font></p>
19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The AMS 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry is proudly to provide Student Travel Award (of up to $500 each) to partially support travel for outstanding students to attend 2017 AMS annual meeting and give oral presentations at one of the atmospheric chemistry sessions. To apply for the travel award, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work.</p> <p>The student needs to indicate whether he/she wish to be considered for travel award when submitting the abstract. For those who are requesting the travel award, in addition to the above conditions, the 19thATMChem chairs will review the abstract and may request the student to provide references for his/her work, such as recommendation letter or/and school transcripts, before making a selection. &nbsp;</p> <p>Deadline for student presenter travel allowance applications: 15 October 2016</p> <p>Date winners for student presenter travel allowance will be notified: 1 November 2016</p>
21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>Partial travel support (of up to $550 each) and two prizes (of $200 each) will be awarded in recognition of outstanding abstracts and oral presentations at the IOAS-AOLS conference.</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lead author, personally presenting the work,</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Submission of an abstract to a session in which IOAS-AOLS is the lead conference</p> <p>The student needs to indicate whether they wish to be considered for travel support and/or the best student paper prize. For those who are requesting partial travel support, in addition to the above conditions, the IOAS-AOLS co-chairs will review the abstract to determine how their work meets one or more of the following focus areas:</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Observing Systems: atmosphere, ocean and land surface, in situ and remote.&nbsp; Comparisons with other observing systems.</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Data Assimilation:&nbsp; New developments in methodology; research and operational applications on all spatial and temporal scales.</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Numerical analysis and prediction experiments involving observations: data impact and observation sensitivity tests.</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs).</p> <p style="margin-left: 60pt;">5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Field Experiments: observational and assimilation results.</p> <p>The two awards for the best oral presentation will be selected based on the originality and depth of research accomplished; the quality of the oral presentation; and the quality of the slides in the presentation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting and the 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction Conferences
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>We welcome and encourage undergraduate or graduate student submissions for both oral and poster presentations. &nbsp;Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best oral and poster presentations during the conference. &nbsp;Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.&nbsp;</p>
29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>The Climate Variability and Change Committee is pleased to host a student award for undergraduate or graduate first author oral and poster presenters. Students will be awarded a small cash prize, as well as a certificate from the AMS. These awards will be voted on by members of the Climate Variability and Change Committee, as well as peers in our field. Students who wish to be considered for these awards must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.</p>
33rd Environmental Information Processing Technologies
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>Cash prizes along with a certificate from AMS will be awarded to outstanding first author oral and poster presenters who are undergraduate or graduate students presenting their own original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation.</p>
Robert A. Houze, Jr. Symposium
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span class="text-blue"><em><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS</span></em></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:13.5pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">Cash prizes for first and second place, along with a certificate from AMS will be awarded to outstanding first author poster presenters who are undergraduate or graduate students presenting their own original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract. These awards will be based on originality of research and quality of presentation delivery.</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span class="text-blue"><em><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">TRAVEL SUPPORT</span></em><span class="apple-converted-space"><em><span style="color:#2C70AF; font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">&nbsp;</span>AWARDS</em></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 13.5pt;">Partial travel support is available for up to two students (of up to $600 each) to attend and participate in the Houze Symposium.&nbsp;To be eligible for the travel support funds, the undergraduate or graduate student <strong><em>must</em></strong> be enrolled full time and be the lead author of an accepted&nbsp;abstract in the Houze Symposium program. Please note that&nbsp;selected students will be reimbursed by AMS after confirmation of&nbsp;attendance and&nbsp;providing proper receipts of approved travel expenses.</p> <p style="margin-top:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:13.5pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:lines-together;page-break-after:avoid"><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">To be considered for the travel support award please&nbsp;complete the below form by <strong>15 AUGUST</strong>:</span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:31.5pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-pagination:lines-together; page-break-after:avoid"><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif"><a href="http://goo.gl/forms/IAdqeQAUyG2x2G9n2">http://goo.gl/forms/IAdqeQAUyG2x2G9n2</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:13.7pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt;mso-pagination:lines-together;page-break-after:avoid"><span style="font-family:pt_sansregular,serif">Please contact Angela Rowe (<a href="mailto:akrowe@atmos.uw.edu">akrowe@atmos.uw.edu</a>) with any questions or concerns pertaining to the student award opportunities</span></p>
Lance Bosart Symposium
<h3>Student Award Opportunities</h3> <p>Prof. Bosart has a long career of supporting students and was the first winner of the American Meteorological Society&rsquo;s Teaching Excellence Award. We encourage students to be involved in the symposium. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two student posters based on originality of research and quality of presentation. All undergraduate or graduate students designated as their study's first author are eligible for an award. Students must indicate eligibility at the time of abstract submission to be considered.</p>