20th Annual Student Conference

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 12 October 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Please visit the Special Conference Registration page for Student Conference registration details. 


Full Conference Program is available!


Engaging the Future: Improving Today's Community for Tomorrow's Scientists

This year's student conference focuses on the diversity of training, experience, and practice within the geosciences. Through keynote talks and live, pre-recorded, and hybrid sessions, the student conference aims to examine how we are improving our community of scholars. Intended for all undergraduate and graduate students, sessions will be available about topics such as recent research in the meteorological sector, career path advice, and experience both in and out of the field during graduate school. 


There will be a graduate school/career resource fair, which will provide a forum for students to personally interact with potential employers and graduate institutions. The conference concludes with a poster session featuring student presenters on Sunday evening. While all registered attendees of the Student Conference and Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend the poster session, those attending sessions on Saturday and Sunday must be an active AMS member and register separately from the Annual Meeting.

Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline is past.

Student Award Opportunities

Presenters will have the opportunity to participate in the 2021 Student Conference Poster Competition. Five awards will be given for poster presentations (in each category: 1st place, $100; 2nd place, $100; 3rd place, $100).  

To be eligible for the presentation awards, presenting authors must be registered for the AMS Student Conference and an active AMS Student Members (or AMS Members with Student Privileges) for 2020.

Please view the guidelines for the student conference poster session and competition.

Interested in being a judge for the 2021 Student Conference Poster Competition?

Please complete this form by 20 December 2020 to indicate your interest in potentially judging. More information can be found here.

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Zoey Rosen ([email protected]), Nick Grondin ([email protected]), and Tyler Fenske ([email protected]).