18th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice

The 18th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts.

Student Award Opportunities

Members of the Symposium for Societal Applications encourage students to submit their posters and oral presentations for consideration for awards granted by the Symposium for Societal Applications. A total of six awards will be distributed for oral presentations (1st ($80), 2nd ($50), 3rd ($25) place) and poster presentations (1st ($75), 2nd ($50), and 3rd ($25) place). We especially encourage topics that speak to the goals of the Symposium and connect with the overall conference theme.


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 presentation 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 two travel allowances ($195 each) for students or early career professionals. Interested applicants should submit a one-page statement describing 1) how attending the 2022 AMS conference would benefit their academic or professional career and 2) how their academic or professional career activities support the mission of the Board on Societal Impacts (BSI), which sponsors the Societal Applications Symposium. The BSI mission is described here. Applications are due to Rick Smith (Richard.smith@noaa.gov), or Jamie Vickery (vickeryj@uw.edu) by Monday November 1, 2022.


Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Rick Smith (richard.smith@noaa.gov) and Jamie Vickery (vickeryj@uw.edu).