Annual Colour of Weather Networking Reception

Sunday, 6 January, 9:00–10:30 P.M.; Austin Hilton, Room 410

The Annual Colour of Weather (CoWx) networking reception will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, 6 January 2013. The theme of this year’s reception is Widening Professional Networks for Diversity and Sustainability (WINDS). The next generation of scientists serving the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences community will be drawn from an American population that is more culturally and ethnically diverse than ever before. As custodians of our respective professional applications, today’s scientists look to the future with great anticipation and the duty to encourage our brightest talents to pursue careers in the geosciences by providing access to leaders in the field and engaging them in ways that promote exchanges of pertinent career and professional information and advice, support inclusion, and break down stereotypes and barriers to success. The Colour of Weather reception is an event celebrating diversity of representation in careers and fields of study contributing to the atmospheric sciences. This event provides a unique mentoring and professional development experience for students and young professionals of color or from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, hydrology, meteorology, and other fields encompassed by the AMS. The event is sponsored by NOAA, Howard University, and Colour of Weather, Inc.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Vernon Morris (e-mail: