Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 7 September 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.
The 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts.
Papers for the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice are solicited on the following:
Members of the Symposium for Societal Applications encourage students to submit their posters and oral presentations for consideration for one of eight awards. We especially encourage topics that speak to the goals of the Symposium and connect with the overall conference theme: Strengthening engagement with communities through our science and service. Six awards will be given to students based on an evaluation presentations, three awards in each category of poster and oral presentation: 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), 3rd ($25) place.
A subcommittee will evaluate presentations and recommend winners based on criteria that include (1) Quality of the research being conducted (e.g. research design, methods, reporting of results); (2) Relevance of research to the Symposium and conference theme; (3) Quality of oral or poster presentation design (e.g. clear slides, understandable graphics, readability of text); and (4) Communication skills (e.g. engaging the audience, pacing of presentation, ability to answer Q&As).
To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university at the time of abstract submission, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work.
Program chairs organizing the Symposium for Societal Applications will also be granting one student and one early career professional with a full-week conference registration waiver (persons must register by the early registration deadline). Interested applicants should submit a one-page statement describing 1) how attending the 2020 AMS conference would benefit their academic or professional career and 2) how their academic or professional career activities support the mission of Board on Societal Impacts (BSI), which sponsors the Societal Applications Symposium. The BSI mission is described here. Applications are due to Jennifer Henderson (Jennifer.Hendersonemail@example.com) or Rick Smith (Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday November 6, 2020.