Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Sponsored By

Lockheed Martin


The Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. The American Meteorological Society 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. The advancement of the AMS mission is dependent on its ability to have a professional membership that is fully representative of societal demographics in which all members are welcomed, valued, and affirmed. We work with our members to contribute to a positive future for all people, for nature, and for the Earth – a future that offers everyone the opportunity and ability to thrive. It is essential for the advancement of the weather, water, and climate enterprise that diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated into how we work, with whom we work, and which challenges we tackle. 

Call for Papers

We encourage submissions to the Symposium on DEI that seek to create a geoscience community that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible, so that all members have a sense of belonging. The intent is to create sessions that seek to bring together historically underrepresented or minoritized communities and the intersection of science that impacts them. As examples, AMS 2020 included sessions such as Women in Tropical Meteorology, and Translating Weather into the Spanish Language, Promoting and Advancing a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Geosciences.

  • AMS Women’s Workshop: Working Towards Closing the Gender Equality Gap;
  • Creating and Nurturing an Equitable and Inclusive Weather, Water, Climate Community;
  • Inclusive and Accessible Science: Engaging with Diverse and Underrepresented Communities;
  • Learning Disabilities in Meteorology – Overcoming Barriers within Academia;
  • Retention of Females in Science Careers

Joint Sessions

  • Accelerating Climate Action through Equitable and Just Education, Civic Engagement, and Workforce Development (Joint between the 31st Conference on Education, the 35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, and the Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Contributions of Veterans and Active Service Personnel to the Atmospheric Sciences and their Support Needs to Succeed (Joint between the 31st Conference on Education, the 22nd Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, and the Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Student Award Opportunities

Student Award Opportunities

The Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion welcomes abstract submissions from students. Awards will recognize two outstanding oral and two outstanding poster presentations given by students. To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university, and you also must be the lead author and presenter of the work. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.

Student Presenter Registration:

The committee will be providing several small student presenter registration grants for students who submitted abstracts to present at the Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents to either of the program chairs: 1) the presentation abstract, 2) statement of why they want to attend the meeting, 3) statement of commitment to attend if awarded, and 4) letter of recommendation from their adviser.

Applications are due October 15, 2021, and notifications to recipients will be sent by November 1, 2021.

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair: Melissa Burt ([email protected]).