In an effort to increase science literacy, AMS is committed to providing K–12 teachers with the opportunity to interact directly with scientists as an attendee at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting! Funding is being provided to teachers wishing to participate in this meeting through a newly established Teacher Travel Grant Program. Recipients of these grants will participate in the 19th Annual AMS WeatherFest, have mentors to guide them through the variety of Annual Meeting conferences and events, as well as scheduled opportunities for one-on-one learning and networking experiences with scientists from all sectors of the weather, water, and climate enterprise. The 29th Symposium on Education is one of the learning opportunities for teachers at the Annual Meeting.
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AMS is committed to creating an environment for meetings that “embraces diversity through the inclusion of individuals across age, gender, race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, body shape or size, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, and other facets of social diversity” (see: Diversity and Inclusion at AMS).
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is committed to, and benefits from the full and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership, in its activities, and in the audiences that it serves.
Plans for making the 100th Annual Meeting inclusive for all include:
We invite all attendees to the following events:
Presidential Town Hall: "Confronting Bullying, Discrimination, and Harassment in the Geosciences"
Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:15-1:15pm, BCEC - Room TBD
Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:00pm –1:30pm, BCEC - 205C
Bystander Training Workshop: "Work climate: Responding to Sexual Harassment"
Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:30-4:30pm, BCEC - 205C
Joint Sessions organized by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium
The AMS has recently formed a Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) that is being led by Susan Avery. The goals of the task force are to
1) Assess the effectiveness of the AMS’s broadening participation efforts and to determine if the current activities provide an integrated and coherent plan moving forward.
2) Provide a strategic vision for D&I that could be integrated into the planning for the
Centennial meeting that is currently underway.
3) Suggest changes, including bold ones if needed, that would enhance D&I across the Society.
AMS Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
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